Special Event, Public Program An Extraordinary Life: An Evening with John Quincy Adams 21 September 2017.Thursday, 6:00PM - 8:00PM SOLD OUT! There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members) JQA250

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President John Quincy Adams, the eldest son of founders Abigail and John, remains America’s most fascinating statesman. He began his life’s work of public service as a teenager in Catherine the Great’s court and continued until he collapsed at his desk in the U.S. Capitol more than six decades later. He served as a diplomat, secretary of state, president, and U.S. congressman. John Quincy Adams had one of the most extraordinary lives in American history, and he wrote it all down.

On 21 September, join us for a fun and festive evening celebrating John Quincy Adams. Enjoy a reception, learn about moments from Adams's life—as told through his diary and correspondence—from incoming MHS President Catherine Allgor and the staff of the Adams Papers editorial project, and explore a pop-up exhibit of the artifacts and documents that tell his story and that of our nation’s history.


6:00 PM
Reception begins

6:20 PM
The Politics of John Quincy & Louisa Catherine Adams's Drawing Room
Incoming MHS President Catherine Allgor

7:00 PM
JQA Diary Digital Project
Neal Millikan, The Adams Papers

7:25 PM
JQA in His Own Words
Sara Georgini, Amanda Norton, Hobson Woodward, The Adams Papers

There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members). 

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