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November 2022

Book Madness: A Story of Book Collectors in America

November 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boyleston St
Boston, 02215
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$10

This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for MHS Members, EBT Cardholders, or virtual guests. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00. Charles Lamb’s library—sixty scruffy old books singed with smoke, stripped of illustrations, and bescribbled by the essayist and his literary friends—caused a sensation when it sold in New York in 1848. The transatlantic book world watched as the relics of a man revered as the patron…

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The Great Boston Fire: The Inferno That Nearly Incinerated the City

November 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boyleston St
Boston, 02215
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$10

This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for MHS Members, EBT Cardholders, or virtual guests. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00. For two days in November, 1872, a massive fire swept through Boston, leaving the downtown in ruins and the population traumatized. Coming barely a year after the infamous Chicago fire, Boston’s inferno turned out to be one of the most expensive fires per acre in US history. Yet today few are…

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December 2022

Boston Massacre: A History in Objects and Documents

December 12 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boyleston St
Boston, 02215
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$10

In person program, registration required, free and open to the public. In this program, Boston University students will make brief presentations of objects and documents from the MHS collection related to the Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770. Light refreshments served.

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