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This Week @ MHS

It's a busy week here at the Society with programs galore for your enjoyment! Here is what's coming in the week ahead: - Monday, 16 October, 12:00PM : The first Brown Bag talk this week features Hannah Anderson of the University of Pennsylvania and is called "'Lived Botany' [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 15 October, 2017, 12:00 AM

Meet Your Archivists!

October is Archives Month, and to celebrate our wonderful archivists, we would like to introduce them to you! Every day the very talented and skilled archivists of the MHS work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that theSociety's collections are safe, properly preserved, [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Friday, 13 October, 2017, 3:50 PM

What did an Adams kid do for fun?

When John Quincy Adams was 59 years old, he wrote a nostalgic letter to his cousin William Cranch in which he pined for their shared childhood. This led me to wonder something—if you were an Adams kid, what did you do for fun?     John Adams’s absence [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 11 October, 2017, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

We start this week with a holiday but then begin rolling through programs for the rest of the month. Here is what the coming week holds: - Monday, 9 October, 10:00AM-3:00PM :  MHS Open House. Visit the MHS and view Yankees in the West, an exhibition of letters, [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 8 October, 2017, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

Here's the skinny on the public programs, events, and other happenings at the Society this week.  - Tuesday, 3 October, 5:15PM : Join us for an Early American History seminar with Paul Finkelman of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and commentor R. Kent [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 1 October, 2017, 12:00 AM