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This Week @ MHS

The library is CLOSED this week but you can still stop in and view our current exhibition, Yankees in the West. Gallery hours for the week between Christmas and New Year are as follows: - Monday, 25 December : CLOSED - Tuesday, 26 December : 10:00AM-4:00PM  - Wednesday, [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Saturday, 23 December, 2017, 12:00 AM

Winter in Boston

Happy Winter Solstice! I have gathered a few historic winter views of Boston for you to enjoy on this long winter’s night.     To begin, let’s just say that Bostonians have always been a hardy lot. “Scene in Winter Street, Boston, during the [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Thursday, 21 December, 2017, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

There is just one event on the calendar for the coming week here at the Society: - Tuesday, 19 December, 5:30PM : This week's seminar is part of the History of Women and Gender series. Micki McElya of University of Connecticut leads the discussion and Genevieve A Clutario [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 17 December, 2017, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

As the end-of-year holidays approach we are slowly applying the brakes to our programming schedule here at the Society. However, we still have a few public events coming in the next couple of weeks. Here are the items on offer in the week ahead: - Tuesday, 12 December, [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 10 December, 2017, 12:00 AM

Charles Cornish Pearson and the Great War, Part I

I’d like to introduce Charles Cornish Pearson, a young man who served during World War I in the 101st Machine Gun Battalion, 26th Division, American Expeditionary Forces. The MHS acquired his papers a few months ago, but as I looked at them more closely, I realized [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Friday, 8 December, 2017, 12:00 AM

Gertrude Codman Carter’s Diary, December 1917

Today we return to the 1917 diary of Gertrude Codman Carter. You may read the previous entries here:   Introduction | January | February | March | April | May June | July | August | September | October | November   It is the final month of 2017 and 1917 as [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 6 December, 2017, 12:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

The calendar is a bit top-heavy this week with a slew of events in the first few days. Here is a look at the programs in the week ahead: Please note that on Thursday, 7 December, the library opens late at 12:00PM. - Monday, 4 December, 6:00PM : Join us for a special program [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Sunday, 3 December, 2017, 12:00 AM

The “industrious Citizen’s” guide to preparing for cold season

With flu season fast approaching and many coworkers and peers already succumbing to illness, the time has come to consider our health and safety for the wintry months ahead. What can we, “the enterprising Mariner—the hardy Soldier—the industrious Citizen,” [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Friday, 1 December, 2017, 12:00 AM