March 2014
MHS Tour MHS Tour: The History and Collections of the MHS 1 March 2014.Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour ...

Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour touches on the history and collections of the MHS and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The tour is free and open to the public. No reservation is required for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact the MHS prior to attending a tour. For more information please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

Free and open to the public.

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Early American History Seminar Negro Cloth: Mastering the Market for Slave Clothing in Antebellum America 4 March 2014.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Seth Rockman, Brown University Comment: David Quigley, Boston College Be sure to RSVP for this program by emailing seminars@masshist.org or phoning 617-646-0568. Authors ...

Be sure to RSVP for this program by emailing seminars@masshist.org or phoning 617-646-0568.

Authors will not read their essays but will offer brief remarks; please read the paper ahead of time and come prepared to join in the discussion. If you are not a subscriber to the series (subscribers receive online advance access to the papers) you may pick up a copy at the MHS front desk on the day of the program. Please phone 617-646-0568 with any questions.

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Brown Bag The Appomattox Effect: Searching for the End of War in the American Civil War and Beyond 5 March 2014.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Michael Vorenberg, Brown University Americans tend to mark the surrender at Appomattox as the end of the Civil War, but the last battle ...

Americans tend to mark the surrender at Appomattox as the end of the Civil War, but the last battle came more than a month later, the last surrender a month after that, and the official “cessation of hostilities” more than a year later. A similar Appomattox effect shapes the way Americans think of other wars, making people assume, even when well-known facts indicate otherwise, that wars have discrete, identifiable endpoints. This lunch discussion raises some of the issues associated with identifying the end of any U.S. war in light of the search for an end of the Civil War.

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Public Program, Special Event A Traveled First Lady: An Evening with Louisa Catherine Adams 6 March 2014.Thursday, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Pre-Talk reception at 5:30pm C. James Taylor and Margaret Hogan In A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams, editors Margaret Hogan and C. ...

In A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams, editors Margaret Hogan and C. James Taylor selected excerpts from diaries and memoirs of Adams’s most revealing comments on life at European courts, the difficulty of being an outsider, Abigail Adams’s Quincy, and the importance of society and etiquette in early Washington D.C. She is best remembered as one the capital’s most accomplished hostesses as hundreds of guests regularly attended her Tuesday evenings of conversation, music, dancing, and refreshments. Join the editors for a social evening with Louisa. There will be conversation and refreshments—but no dancing!

Margaret A. Hogan is an independent editorial consultant and the former Managing Editor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society. C. James Taylor is Editor in Chief of the Adams Papers.

To Reserve: There is a $10 fee (no charge for Fellows and Members). Click here to register online or call the MHS reservations line at 617-646-0560.

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MHS Tour MHS Tour: The History and Collections of the MHS 8 March 2014.Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour ...

Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour touches on the history and collections of the MHS and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The tour is free and open to the public. No reservation is required for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact the MHS prior to attending a tour. For more information please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

Free and open to the public.

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Environmental History Seminar The Galveston Spirit: How a Hurricane Remade American Politics 11 March 2014.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Summer A. Shafer, Harvard University Comment: Anthony N. Penna, Northeastern University Be sure to RSVP for this program by emailing seminars@masshist.org or phoning 617-646-0568. Authors ...

Be sure to RSVP for this program by emailing seminars@masshist.org or phoning 617-646-0568.

Authors will not read their essays but will offer brief remarks; please read the paper ahead of time and come prepared to join in the discussion. If you are not a subscriber to the series (subscribers receive online advance access to the papers) you may pick up a copy at the MHS front desk on the day of the program. Please phone 617-646-0568 with any questions.

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Public Program Created Equal: The Abolitionists 12 March 2014.Wednesday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM Film Screening & Discussion Facilitated by Joanne Pope Melish, University of Kentucky The Abolitionists brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to ...

The Abolitionists brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery.Using this film to ground our discussion, we will explore the lives of the individuals who participated in the antislavery movement: newspaper editor William Lloyd Garrison; former slave, author, and activist Frederick Douglass; Angelina Grimké, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin; and John Brown, ultimately executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Clips from the film will be shown at the event, and the film can be viewed in its entirety at: createdequal.neh.gov.

Joanne Pope Melish is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky and a visiting scholar in American Studies at Brown University. She is the author of Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and “Race” in New England, 1780-1860.

To Reserve: Click here to register online or call the MHS reservations line at 617-646-0560.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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MHS Tour MHS Tour: The History and Collections of the MHS 15 March 2014.Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour ...

Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour touches on the history and collections of the MHS and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The tour is free and open to the public. No reservation is required for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact the MHS prior to attending a tour. For more information please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

Free and open to the public.

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Public Program, Author Talk The Lodge Women, Their Men and Their Times 17 March 2014.Monday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Emily Lodge Like a Whitman poem, the saga of the Lodge family has unfolded in tandem with the history of the ...

Like a Whitman poem, the saga of the Lodge family has unfolded in tandem with the history of the great American experiment itself. Yet while the biographies of the Lodge patriarchs have been well-documented, the stories of the influential Lodge women have never been authoritatively chronicled. From the earliest days of the American colonies, through the Gilded Age, and into the first years of the 21st century, The Lodge Women Their Men, and Their Times traces her family’s remarkable history through its female figures, constructing a narrative that is at once intensely personal, political, and wholly universal.

Based on archival research, interviews, and personal memoirs, Emily Lodge presents her ancestors' stories largely through their own voices, heard in a rich collection of personal letters exchanged with the luminaries of their times, whose lives were linked with the Lodges by politics, art, and family: Henry Adams, Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, John Hay, Elizabeth Cameron and Edith Wharton, some of whose letters are published here for the first time.From her unique descendant’s view on a long line of prominent Lodge women, the author recalls their grace, dash, and political influence through a sweep of history that illuminates the pages with the incandescent human truths of a distinguished family's life and times.

Over the last thirty years a fascination with public policy has taken Emily into government, journalism, business and academia. As a print journalist, she focused on law and the courts. As a speech-writer for a US Congressman and a US Ambassador to France, her domain was foreign policy. As an award-winning television documentary researcher for 60 Minutes, she helped prove someone innocent. Emily won an Emmy Award for a CBS News Special Report about education. On moving to Europe, she became a correspondent for Brussel’s leading monthly business magazine. Her ParisVoice features column were known for their witty and perceptive observations about public figures. She has written brochures for companies and helped create a major fund-raising drive for INSEAD, Europe’s premier business school. A graduate of Georgetown University in diplomatic history, she is currently writing news analysis from the Middle East.

To Reserve: This event is free and open to the public.

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Brown Bag "Dam all pumpkin states": King Williams War in the North and Colonial Legitimacy 19 March 2014.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Katie Moore, Boston University In the spring of 1689, the Dominion of New England collapsed when provisional authorities in Boston ...

In the spring of 1689, the Dominion of New England collapsed when provisional authorities in Boston and New York seized power. The governor-general was placed under house arrest and the northern garrisons ordered abandoned, exposing the English frontier to ongoing attacks by French and Abenaki soldiers. The following year, ad hoc colonial governments coordinated and launched attacks on Quebec and Montreal. How did Puritan divines and a German militia captain use war with the French to legitimate their authority to colonists, colonial leaders, and Native American allies? How did they justify strategy, finance, and diplomacy? Join us to learn more about this fascinating project. - This event has been rescheduled from February 5, when it was postponed due to snow..

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Special Event An Evening at the Bostonian Society 19 March 2014.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM This event is open only to members of the Jeremy Belknap Circle. Members of the Jeremy Belknap Circle are invited to an evening at the Bostonian Society located at ...

State Street, 1801Members of the Jeremy Belknap Circle are invited to an evening at the Bostonian Society located at 206 Washington Street in Boston. Brian LeMay and Nat Sheidley will discuss ongoing plans and lead a tour of the building, including the tower (and its resident ghost). A reception will follow.

To register, please call 617-646-0543 or e-mail awolfe@masshist.org.

Join an MHS Fund Giving Circle today!

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Biography Seminar The Days of Their Lives: Using Diaries, Journals, and an "Almanack" to Recover the Past 20 March 2014.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard University; Louisa Thomas, independent scholar and the author of Conscience; Noelle Baker, The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau Moderator: Susan Ware, General Editor, American National Biography This program will feature a conversation with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University ...

This program will feature a conversation with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard, who is using diaries (men's and women's) in her broader study of Mormon history; Louisa Thomas, an independent scholar and the author of "Conscience" (about her grandfather Norman Thomas), who is writing a biography of Louisa Catherine Adams; and Noelle Baker, Editorial Consultant to The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, who is preparing a digital edition of Mary Moody Emerson's diary.

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MHS Tour MHS Tour: The History and Collections of the MHS 22 March 2014.Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour ...

Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour touches on the history and collections of the MHS and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The tour is free and open to the public. No reservation is required for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact the MHS prior to attending a tour. For more information please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

Free and open to the public.

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Immigration and Urban History Seminar Boston’s Chinatowns and Recent Senior Migration 25 March 2014.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Nicole Newendorp, Harvard University Comment: Wing-kai To, Bridgewater State University Be sure to RSVP for this program by emailing seminars@masshist.org or phoning 617-646-0568. Authors ...

Be sure to RSVP for this program by emailing seminars@masshist.org or phoning 617-646-0568.

Authors will not read their essays but will offer brief remarks; please read the paper ahead of time and come prepared to join in the discussion. If you are not a subscriber to the series (subscribers receive online advance access to the papers) you may pick up a copy at the MHS front desk on the day of the program. Please phone 617-646-0568 with any questions.

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Library Closed Library Closed 27 March 2014.Thursday, all day Due to maintenance work in the building the MHS library will be closed to researchers on Thursday, ...

Due to maintenance work in the building the MHS library will be closed to researchers on Thursday, 27 March 2014.  Contact the library staff at 617-646-0532 or library@masshist.org with any questions. 

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Member Event, Special Event New Faces & New Acquisitions 27 March 2014.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM This event is open only to new MHS Fellows and Members. Following a reception, new Fellows and Members are invited to join us for a unique opportunity to ...

Following a reception, new Fellows and Members are invited to join us for a unique opportunity to learn more about and view a selection of the Society's most recent acquisitions, including letters from a stunning collection of Adams and Cranch family correspondence and items from the Civil War archives of Capt. Luis F. Emilio of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Enjoy the chance to view Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial. Please call 617-646-0560 or register online by clicking the ticket icon above.

Become a Member today!

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Special Event, Public Program Tell it with Pride 29 March 2014.Saturday, 12:00PM - 4:00PM 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment Company A Kathryn Greenthal and Henry Duffy Visitors are invited to enjoy an afternoon program of exhibition tours and special talks at the MHS ...

Visitors are invited to enjoy an afternoon program of exhibition tours and special talks at the MHS related to the Tell It With Pride exhibition.

12:00: Join us for a presentation from the men of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment Company A, a company of civilian re-enactment personnel who keep alive the legacy of the unit through living history displays, educational briefings to the general public, and Civil War period encampments and re-enactments.

1:00 Time to view the exhibition and for informal conversation with the men of the 54th Regiment.

2:00: Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial: Its Context and Its Creation, a lecture by Kathryn Greenthal, author of Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master Sculptor.

3:00 Consecration and Monument: Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, a lecture by Henry Duffy, Curator of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH.

This program is presented in partnership with the Friends of the Public Garden.

To Reserve: Click here to register online or call the MHS reservations line at 617-646-0560. Please register if you plan to attend ANY part of this program (even if you can not join us for the entire afternoon).

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MHS Tour MHS Tour: The History and Collections of the MHS 1 March 2014.Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour touches on the history and collections of the MHS and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The tour is free and open to the public. No reservation is required for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact the MHS prior to attending a tour. For more information please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

Free and open to the public.

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Early American History Seminar Negro Cloth: Mastering the Market for Slave Clothing in Antebellum America 4 March 2014.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Seth Rockman, Brown University Comment: David Quigley, Boston College

Be sure to RSVP for this program by emailing seminars@masshist.org or phoning 617-646-0568.

Authors will not read their essays but will offer brief remarks; please read the paper ahead of time and come prepared to join in the discussion. If you are not a subscriber to the series (subscribers receive online advance access to the papers) you may pick up a copy at the MHS front desk on the day of the program. Please phone 617-646-0568 with any questions.

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Brown Bag The Appomattox Effect: Searching for the End of War in the American Civil War and Beyond 5 March 2014.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Michael Vorenberg, Brown University

Americans tend to mark the surrender at Appomattox as the end of the Civil War, but the last battle came more than a month later, the last surrender a month after that, and the official “cessation of hostilities” more than a year later. A similar Appomattox effect shapes the way Americans think of other wars, making people assume, even when well-known facts indicate otherwise, that wars have discrete, identifiable endpoints. This lunch discussion raises some of the issues associated with identifying the end of any U.S. war in light of the search for an end of the Civil War.

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Public Program, Special Event A Traveled First Lady: An Evening with Louisa Catherine Adams 6 March 2014.Thursday, 6:00PM - 7:30PM Pre-Talk reception at 5:30pm C. James Taylor and Margaret Hogan

In A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams, editors Margaret Hogan and C. James Taylor selected excerpts from diaries and memoirs of Adams’s most revealing comments on life at European courts, the difficulty of being an outsider, Abigail Adams’s Quincy, and the importance of society and etiquette in early Washington D.C. She is best remembered as one the capital’s most accomplished hostesses as hundreds of guests regularly attended her Tuesday evenings of conversation, music, dancing, and refreshments. Join the editors for a social evening with Louisa. There will be conversation and refreshments—but no dancing!

Margaret A. Hogan is an independent editorial consultant and the former Managing Editor of the Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society. C. James Taylor is Editor in Chief of the Adams Papers.

To Reserve: There is a $10 fee (no charge for Fellows and Members). Click here to register online or call the MHS reservations line at 617-646-0560.

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MHS Tour MHS Tour: The History and Collections of the MHS 8 March 2014.Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour touches on the history and collections of the MHS and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The tour is free and open to the public. No reservation is required for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact the MHS prior to attending a tour. For more information please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

Free and open to the public.

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Environmental History Seminar The Galveston Spirit: How a Hurricane Remade American Politics 11 March 2014.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Summer A. Shafer, Harvard University Comment: Anthony N. Penna, Northeastern University

Be sure to RSVP for this program by emailing seminars@masshist.org or phoning 617-646-0568.

Authors will not read their essays but will offer brief remarks; please read the paper ahead of time and come prepared to join in the discussion. If you are not a subscriber to the series (subscribers receive online advance access to the papers) you may pick up a copy at the MHS front desk on the day of the program. Please phone 617-646-0568 with any questions.

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Public Program Created Equal: The Abolitionists 12 March 2014.Wednesday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM Film Screening & Discussion Facilitated by Joanne Pope Melish, University of Kentucky

The Abolitionists brings to life the struggles of the men and women who led the battle to end slavery.Using this film to ground our discussion, we will explore the lives of the individuals who participated in the antislavery movement: newspaper editor William Lloyd Garrison; former slave, author, and activist Frederick Douglass; Angelina Grimké, daughter of a rich South Carolina slaveholder; Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin; and John Brown, ultimately executed for his armed seizure of the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Clips from the film will be shown at the event, and the film can be viewed in its entirety at: createdequal.neh.gov.

Joanne Pope Melish is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky and a visiting scholar in American Studies at Brown University. She is the author of Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and “Race” in New England, 1780-1860.

To Reserve: Click here to register online or call the MHS reservations line at 617-646-0560.

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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MHS Tour MHS Tour: The History and Collections of the MHS 15 March 2014.Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour touches on the history and collections of the MHS and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The tour is free and open to the public. No reservation is required for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact the MHS prior to attending a tour. For more information please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

Free and open to the public.

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Public Program, Author Talk The Lodge Women, Their Men and Their Times 17 March 2014.Monday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Emily Lodge

Like a Whitman poem, the saga of the Lodge family has unfolded in tandem with the history of the great American experiment itself. Yet while the biographies of the Lodge patriarchs have been well-documented, the stories of the influential Lodge women have never been authoritatively chronicled. From the earliest days of the American colonies, through the Gilded Age, and into the first years of the 21st century, The Lodge Women Their Men, and Their Times traces her family’s remarkable history through its female figures, constructing a narrative that is at once intensely personal, political, and wholly universal.

Based on archival research, interviews, and personal memoirs, Emily Lodge presents her ancestors' stories largely through their own voices, heard in a rich collection of personal letters exchanged with the luminaries of their times, whose lives were linked with the Lodges by politics, art, and family: Henry Adams, Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, John Hay, Elizabeth Cameron and Edith Wharton, some of whose letters are published here for the first time.From her unique descendant’s view on a long line of prominent Lodge women, the author recalls their grace, dash, and political influence through a sweep of history that illuminates the pages with the incandescent human truths of a distinguished family's life and times.

Over the last thirty years a fascination with public policy has taken Emily into government, journalism, business and academia. As a print journalist, she focused on law and the courts. As a speech-writer for a US Congressman and a US Ambassador to France, her domain was foreign policy. As an award-winning television documentary researcher for 60 Minutes, she helped prove someone innocent. Emily won an Emmy Award for a CBS News Special Report about education. On moving to Europe, she became a correspondent for Brussel’s leading monthly business magazine. Her ParisVoice features column were known for their witty and perceptive observations about public figures. She has written brochures for companies and helped create a major fund-raising drive for INSEAD, Europe’s premier business school. A graduate of Georgetown University in diplomatic history, she is currently writing news analysis from the Middle East.

To Reserve: This event is free and open to the public.

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Brown Bag "Dam all pumpkin states": King Williams War in the North and Colonial Legitimacy 19 March 2014.Wednesday, 12:00PM - 1:00PM Katie Moore, Boston University

In the spring of 1689, the Dominion of New England collapsed when provisional authorities in Boston and New York seized power. The governor-general was placed under house arrest and the northern garrisons ordered abandoned, exposing the English frontier to ongoing attacks by French and Abenaki soldiers. The following year, ad hoc colonial governments coordinated and launched attacks on Quebec and Montreal. How did Puritan divines and a German militia captain use war with the French to legitimate their authority to colonists, colonial leaders, and Native American allies? How did they justify strategy, finance, and diplomacy? Join us to learn more about this fascinating project. - This event has been rescheduled from February 5, when it was postponed due to snow..

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Special Event An Evening at the Bostonian Society 19 March 2014.Wednesday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM This event is open only to members of the Jeremy Belknap Circle.

State Street, 1801Members of the Jeremy Belknap Circle are invited to an evening at the Bostonian Society located at 206 Washington Street in Boston. Brian LeMay and Nat Sheidley will discuss ongoing plans and lead a tour of the building, including the tower (and its resident ghost). A reception will follow.

To register, please call 617-646-0543 or e-mail awolfe@masshist.org.

Join an MHS Fund Giving Circle today!

close

Biography Seminar The Days of Their Lives: Using Diaries, Journals, and an "Almanack" to Recover the Past 20 March 2014.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard University; Louisa Thomas, independent scholar and the author of Conscience; Noelle Baker, The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau Moderator: Susan Ware, General Editor, American National Biography

This program will feature a conversation with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard, who is using diaries (men's and women's) in her broader study of Mormon history; Louisa Thomas, an independent scholar and the author of "Conscience" (about her grandfather Norman Thomas), who is writing a biography of Louisa Catherine Adams; and Noelle Baker, Editorial Consultant to The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau, who is preparing a digital edition of Mary Moody Emerson's diary.

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MHS Tour MHS Tour: The History and Collections of the MHS 22 March 2014.Saturday, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour touches on the history and collections of the MHS and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The tour is free and open to the public. No reservation is required for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact the MHS prior to attending a tour. For more information please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

Free and open to the public.

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Immigration and Urban History Seminar Boston’s Chinatowns and Recent Senior Migration 25 March 2014.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Nicole Newendorp, Harvard University Comment: Wing-kai To, Bridgewater State University

Be sure to RSVP for this program by emailing seminars@masshist.org or phoning 617-646-0568.

Authors will not read their essays but will offer brief remarks; please read the paper ahead of time and come prepared to join in the discussion. If you are not a subscriber to the series (subscribers receive online advance access to the papers) you may pick up a copy at the MHS front desk on the day of the program. Please phone 617-646-0568 with any questions.

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Library Closed Library Closed 27 March 2014.Thursday, all day

Due to maintenance work in the building the MHS library will be closed to researchers on Thursday, 27 March 2014.  Contact the library staff at 617-646-0532 or library@masshist.org with any questions. 

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Member Event, Special Event New Faces & New Acquisitions 27 March 2014.Thursday, 5:30PM - 7:30PM This event is open only to new MHS Fellows and Members.

Following a reception, new Fellows and Members are invited to join us for a unique opportunity to learn more about and view a selection of the Society's most recent acquisitions, including letters from a stunning collection of Adams and Cranch family correspondence and items from the Civil War archives of Capt. Luis F. Emilio of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Enjoy the chance to view Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial. Please call 617-646-0560 or register online by clicking the ticket icon above.

Become a Member today!

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Special Event, Public Program Tell it with Pride 29 March 2014.Saturday, 12:00PM - 4:00PM 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment Company A Kathryn Greenthal and Henry Duffy

Visitors are invited to enjoy an afternoon program of exhibition tours and special talks at the MHS related to the Tell It With Pride exhibition.

12:00: Join us for a presentation from the men of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment Company A, a company of civilian re-enactment personnel who keep alive the legacy of the unit through living history displays, educational briefings to the general public, and Civil War period encampments and re-enactments.

1:00 Time to view the exhibition and for informal conversation with the men of the 54th Regiment.

2:00: Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial: Its Context and Its Creation, a lecture by Kathryn Greenthal, author of Augustus Saint-Gaudens: Master Sculptor.

3:00 Consecration and Monument: Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment, a lecture by Henry Duffy, Curator of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH.

This program is presented in partnership with the Friends of the Public Garden.

To Reserve: Click here to register online or call the MHS reservations line at 617-646-0560. Please register if you plan to attend ANY part of this program (even if you can not join us for the entire afternoon).

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