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This Week @ MHS

Once again this week, the MHS hosts another three-day teacher workshop. "Maritime Massachusetts: Salem Stories and Sources" takes place in Salem, Mass. starting Monday, 20 July, and continuing through Wednesday, 22 July. The program is open to all educators and history enthusiasts with a fee of $35.To Register / For more information: complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.
And on Saturday, 25 July, there is another tour of the Society. Stop by at 10:00AM for "The History and Collections of the MHS." This free tour is open to the public with no need for reservations for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley in advance at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 19 July, 2015, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

It is all about the teachers this week at the Society as we host another three-day teacher workshop, starting on Tuesday, 14 July. This time around, participants have the opportunity to get acquainted with John and Abigail Adams in "John & Abigail: A Life in Letters." For more information: contact the education department at education@masshist.orgor 617-646-0557. To register: visit The Education Cooperative website: http://www.tec-coop.org/sites/default/files/PD-Sum15-AbigailandJohn.pdf

Also, on Saturday, 18 July, join us for a tour of the Society. "The History and Collections of the MHS" is an opportunity for visitors to get an informational look at the art, architecture, collections, and history of the MHS. Free and open to the public, the tour is docent-led and lasts about 90 minutes. No need for individuals or small groups to make reservations. However, parties of 8 or more should contact the Curator of Art, Anne Bentley, at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 12 July, 2015, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

July is here and it is a busy month for teachers at the Society. This week, starting on Tuesday, 7 July, there is a three-day teacher workshop titled "Perspectives on the Boston Massacre." The workshop includes a visit and tour to the Old State House, discussion with historians using historical documents, and suggestions for exploring the event further. Registration is required for the workshop with a fee of $35. Complete this registration form, or contact the education department at education@masshist.org or 617-646-0557.

On Wedensday, at noon, is a Brown Bag lunch talk called "Native Hawaiian Labor in a Global Economy: The View from Nineteenth-Century New England." In this talk, Gregory Rosentahl of SUNY Stony Brook discusses the mansucript and archival sources he is currently using in his current research project. The talk is free and open to the public, so pack a lunch and stop on by!

And on Thursday, 9 July, there is an author talk taking place at 5:30PM. Join us as John Ferling of the University of West Virginia discusses his new book Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It. In the book, Ferling attempts to balance social and political concerns of the period while examning the war itself. This event is open to the public. Registration is required at no cost, so please RSVP.

Finally, on Saturday, 11 July, stop by at 10:00AM for "The History and Collections of the MHS." During this is a 90-minute docent-led walk through the public spaces at the MHS, visitors will learn about the history, collections, art, and architecture at the Society. The tour is free and open to the public. Parties of 8 or more should contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley in advance at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org. Small groups and individuals do not need to make arrangements beforehand. 

 

 

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 5 July, 2015, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

There are no events on the calendar this week at the Society. Please note that the library is closed on Friday, 3 July, though the exhibition galleries will remain open, 10:00AM-4:00PM. The MHS is closed on Saturday, 4 July. Normal hours resume on Monday, 6 July.

Happy Independence Day!

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 28 June, 2015, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

It is another quiet week at the MHS with only two items on the calendar. First up, on Wednesday, 24 June, is the MHS Fellows Annual Meeting & Reception. MHS Fellows are invited to the Society's annual business meeting and reception. The meeting begins at 5:00PM and registration is required at no cost. Plesae call 617-646-0572 with any questions. This event is open only to MHS Fellows

And on Saturday, 27 June, if you find yourself strolling about the city and enjoying the new summer, why not stop by for a free tour? The History and Collections of the MHS is a free, docent-led, 90-minute tour that exposes visitors to all of the public spaces at the Society, while providing information about the art and architecture, history, and collections here. The tour is open to the public. Larger parties (8 or more), please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley in advance at abentley@masshist.org or 617-646-0508.

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Saturday, 20 June, 2015, 5:00 PM

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