This Month at the MHS
Yankees in the West
6 October 2017 to 6 April 2018 Details
Subscribe to receive advance copies of the seminar papers. 1 May 2018.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Matthew Kruer, University of Chicago Comment: Linford Fisher, Brown University
Part of a larger book project, this paper argues that the seemingly distinct conflicts across the English colonies in the 1670s were actually connected by the political initiatives of the scattered Susquehannock Indians. The dispersion of the Susquehannocks caused instability in surrounding Native American and colonial societies, drawing them into a spiral of violence interrupted only by Susquehannock success, which brought stability to the northeast and shattered the southeast.
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The Boston metropolitan area is in the enviable spot of having more people who want to live and work here than there is space for. Real estate regularly sells for prices that would have seemed inconceivable twenty five years ago. This situation puts more funds in municipal coffers, but what will this increased demand and density do to plans to preserve open space? How will climate change impact our priorities for preserving open space and how might it limit our options?
MHS is proud to partner with the Trustees of Reservations, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Mount Auburn Cemetery, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, and the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center to plan this programming.close
The library is CLOSED to make way for a teacher workshop. Normal hours resume on Monday, 7 May. Exhibition galleries remain open, 10:00AM-4:00PM.close
Virtually forgotten for 200 years, the brilliance of Isaac Vose and his furniture are revealed in a new exhibition and accompanying catalog.Beginning with a modest pair of collection boxes he made for his localBoston church in 1788, Vose went on to build a substantial businessempire and to make furniture for the most prominent Boston families. The exhibition and catalog restore Vose from relative obscurity to his rightful position as one of Boston’s most important craftsmen. Opening at the MHS on May 11, the exhibition will be on view through September 14.close
The MHS library is CLOSED. The exhibition galleries remain open, 10:00AM-4:00PM.close
The MHS library and exhibition galleries are CLOSED for Memorial Day.close