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 America's Second Revolution: New England, Old England, & the Civil War Please RSVP   registration required at no cost 19 January 2013.Saturday, 2:00PM - 3:30PM Len Gougeon, University of Scranton

Why did most of Great Britain’s intellectual and artistic class sympathize with the Confederacy, either overtly or covertly, during the Civil War? This presentation examines the cultural conflict that erupted between New England poets and intellectuals and their British counterparts as a result of tensions arising out of the Civil War. Prof. Gougeon is a Distinguished University Fellow at the University of Scranton, where he teaches American literature. He is the author of Virtue’s Hero: Emerson, Antislavery, and Reform and Emerson and Eros: The Making of a Cultural Hero.

This event is co-sponsored by The New England Quarterly.

Reservations requeted. Please click on the ticket icon above, or contact the education department at 617-646-0560 /