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MHS Fellows and Members are invited to join us on 5 October as we celebrate the arrival of Catherine Allgor, incoming president of the MHS, and open Yankees in the West.
- Welcome, Paul Sandman, Chair, Board of Trustees
- Remarks, Catherine Allgor, President
- ‘Where the sunset beckons’: Henry Adams in the West, Sara Martin, Editor in Chief, Adams Papers
Yankees in the West
For generations Americans have been fascinated with the American west. Depictions of the western landscape flooded New England in the mid 19th century, spurring a stream of western tourism. The exhibition draws from the Society’s collections of letters, diaries, photographs, drawings, and artifacts to explore the ways New Englanders experienced the trans-Mississippi west in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.