The Beehive: the official blog of the Massachusetts Historical Society

This Week @ MHS

As the holidays draw near, 2012 is winding down here at the MHS.  We have one last week jam packed with quality programs.  If you have not fulfilled last year's resolution of attending a program at the MHS, be sure to visit us this week. 

Tuesday, 11 December at 5:15 PM, the final Environmental History Seminar brings Brown University's Strother Roberts to the MHS to present "Changes in the Water: Early Modern Settler Society Impacts on the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound." This paper explores how the commodity production activities of early settlers impacted the land and waterscapes of New England's longest river. John T. Cumbler, University of Louisville, will provide the comment. Please email if you you would like to attend.

Wednesday, 12 December at 6:00 PM, Fellows and Members of the MHS are invited to celebrate the season with the Trustees and staff of the MHS at the Holiday Party.  All guests must register in advance.

Thursday, 13 December at 6:00 PM, a semester long collaboration with a class of undergraduate students at Boston University commences with "Making History: King Philip's War in Documents & Artifacts," with a presentation and exhibition put on by the students. A pre-talk reception begins at 5:30 PM.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend.    

Finally, there are two more building tours remaining this year.  Join us either Saturday, 15 December or Saturday, 22 December at 10:00 AM for "The History and Collections of the MHS." This 90-minute tour departs our front lobby and explores all the public space in the building. 


Our great programming resumes early in 2013.  Be sure to check back at the Beehive, or look ahead on our online calendar.



permalink | Published: Monday, 10 December, 2012, 8:00 AM