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This Week @ MHS

It is another fairly quiet week here at the MHS but we still have two programs that should not be missed.

On Tuesday, 15 January 2013, join us for the next installment from our Environmental History Seminar Series. John Spiers, Boston College, will present " 'Whither Have All the Forests Gone': A Case of Land Preservation in Suburban Washington." The seminar addresses the issues and obstacles associated with suburban land preservation in the late 20th century. Comment provided by James Levitt, Harvard Forest. The talk will begin at 5:15pm and is free and open to the public, RSVP required.

Then, on Saturday, 19 January 2013, Len Gougeon, Distinguished University Fellow at the University of Scranton, will present "America's Second Revolution: New England, Old England,& the Civil War." Co-sponsored by the New England Quarterly and the MHS Eduation Department, this event will look at the cultural conflict that arose between New England intellectuals and their British counterparts during the Civil War. The talk will begin at 2:00pm and is open to the public at no cost, RSVP required.

And do not forget about our three current exhibitions. "In Death Lamented: the tradition of Anglo-American mourning jewelry" is our main feature and will only last until 31 January so come in soon! In addition, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Procalamation, we are happy to present "Forever Free: Lincoln & the Emancipation Proclamation" as well as "Lincoln in Manuscript & Artifact." Both of these exhibits will be available until May.

Finally, the MHS will be closed on Monday, 21 January 2013, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Remember to check our calendar to find out more information about upcoming events. We hope to see you at one of our programs soon!









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