1154 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Who: The Massachusetts Historical Society
What: Lecture and Conversation with Daniel Schacter,
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
“Searching for Memory: The Brain, the Mind, and the Past”
Facilitated by Steve Marini, Wellesley College
Dr. Daniel Schacter is the author of Searching for Memory: The Brain, the Mind, and the Past and The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers. He will discuss the biological and social bases of memory to provide participants with core understandings for subsequent application to historical issues.
When: Monday, October 22, 2007
6:30 PM
Where: The Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street, Boston
For more on directions, please visit http://www.masshist.org/about/directions.cfm

This program is part of the MHS History and Memory series, presented in an informal, conversational setting. The series will investigate how historical memory is recorded, preserved, transmitted, and changed; who selects what to tell and the motivation behind the choice of how we remember the past – and why.

Admission: Free and open to the public.
To register for this event, please call 617-646-0560 or email [email protected]
About Massachusetts Historical Society:

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS), founded in 1791, is an independent research library that collects manuscripts of the personal papers (unpublished letters and diaries) of individuals and families from Massachusetts over the entire course of American history. The MHS holds millions of unique documents central to the study of American history, as well as book, photographs, works of art and artifacts that support research in its manuscript collections. Among the Historical Society's irreplaceable national treasures are: John Winthrop's journal of the founding of Massachusetts Bay in 1630; the extraordinary correspondence between John and Abigail Adams, including her eloquent appeal for him to "Remember the Ladies" in drafting the Declaration of Independence, as well as his account of the writing of the Declaration; Thomas Jefferson's personal papers (his descendents lived here in Massachusetts) including his architectural drawings for Monticello; letters exchanged by Abraham Lincoln and Edward Everett of Massachusetts after they delivered their respective speeches at Gettysburg; the records of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry, the first Afro-American regiment raised in the North during the Civil War; as well as thousands of collections of personal papers of men and women from all walks of life.

As part of its continued community involvement, each year the Society hosts more than forty public programs including almost a dozen public lectures and seminar series on early American, urban and immigration, and environmental history, as well as other special events.

For More Information go to www.masshist.org

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