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This Week @MHS

Join us for a program at the MHS this week! - Tuesday, 11 December, 12:00 PM: Robert Treat Paine’s Life & Influence on Law with Maura Healey, Massachusetts Attorney General; Alan Rogers, Boston College; Christina Carrick, Assistant Editor, The [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 10 December, 2018, 1:00 AM

Barbara Hillard Smith’s Diary, December 1918

Today we return to the 1918 diary of Newton teenager Barbara Hillard Smith. You may read our introduction to the diary, and Barbara’s previous entries, here: January | February | March | April | May | June | July |   August | September [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Friday, 7 December, 2018, 1:00 AM

Remembering Former President George H. W. Bush

As the United States remembers former President George H. W. Bush, who died on Friday, 30 November 2018, at the age of 94, the MHS remembers him too.
George H. W. Bush addressing guests at the MHS Annual Dinner on 10 October 2002. In 2002, MHS staff (and items [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 5 December, 2018, 1:00 AM

This Week @MHS

Here is a look at what is going on this week at the MHS: - Monday, 3 December, 6:00 PM:  Rochambeau: The French Military Presence in Boston with Robert Selig, The Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail. In July 1780, the French troop transport Île [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 3 December, 2018, 1:00 AM