MHS Calendar of Events

to May 26


The Private Jefferson

Explore Jefferson’s complexity through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.

Public Program, Author Talk Crossed Swords: Job Shattuck's Blood at the Courthouse Door Please RSVP   registration required at no cost 23 February 2014.Sunday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Location: Lawrence Library in Pepperell, Mass. Gary Shattuck

The Revolution forced many changes on Massachusetts society including the relationships and expectations of those living in the countryside. Courthouse takeovers began in the summer of 1786 when officials failed to address petitions for relief from taxes and judgments rendered against farmers by debt-enforcing courts. Capt. Job Shattuck was one of the early leaders who sided with the protestors, and he paid dearly for the effort. Shocking new evidence found in court records allows us to reassess his role and reputation.

Gary Shattuck is a retired federal prosecutor who enjoys researching and writing about newfound discoveries lying deep within little-used legal documents.

This talk is presented in collaboration with Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area and will take place at the Lawrence Library in Pepperell, Mass.

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