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October 9 | Lecture: "The Herreshoff Legacy"

Thursday, October 9, 2014 6PM, Boston

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Join us for a special lecture: “The Herreshoff Legacy”

Given by Kurt Hasselbalch, Curator of the Hart Nautical Collection, MIT Museum

Reception: 5:30PM Lecture: 6PM

Skinner Boston Gallery 63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116

The event is free and open to the public.

Yachting undeniably reflects America’s maritime culture. Nathanael Greene Herreshoff was a premier yacht designer, builder and the earliest MIT student to achieve fame in these fields.… Read More

See the MIT Chapel… in Miniature

MIT is known world-wide for educating top scientists and engineers, but perhaps slightly less well-known is the caliber of the school’s architecture. Many famous New England colleges, from Harvard and Brown University to Bowdoin and Boston College, boast impressive buildings, with many based on Romanesque and Gothic revival styles of the 19th century.

Chapels built using the Gothic vocabulary of soaring verticality and light, such as the one at Bowdoin college, create a seemingly miraculous space – a space that conveys the presence of a higher power. … Read More