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February 10, 2006

“Take This or Nothing”: The First Great Battle over the Constitution and What it means for us

Join us as MIT Professor Pauline Maier takes us back in time to the days of the drafting of the Constitution and shares with us the intriguing events which led to its ratification. Pauline is a noted historian, well-known for her writings on the American Revolution, her best known work being American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. In 1998 she won MIT’s prestigious Killian Faculty Achievement Award, given to one member of the faculty each year. 

This special joint event with the Columbia Club will begin with a private showing of the world premiere exhibition Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World in honor of the 300th birthday celebration of Benjamin Franklin. This will be followed by Professor Maier’s exciting presentation that will bring to life the founding of this great nation.

When: Friday, February 10, 2006
5:00 – 6:30 PM private showing of "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World"
6:30 – 7:15 PM reception with hors d’oeuvres
7:15 - Professor Maier’s presentation, followed by book signing

Where: Constitution Center in Philadelphia
525 Arch Street
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Cost: $35 for members and their guests 
$40 for non-members

Professor Maier is widely recognized as a consultant and prominent “talking head” for several PBS television series, including “Liberty! The American Revolution” (1997), “A Biography of America” and “Primary Sources” (2000 and 2001), and “Benjamin Franklin” (2002). She has also appeared on several programs on the History Channel.

She has a B.S. from Radcliffe and a Ph.D. from Harvard. After teaching at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Wisconsin, she came to MIT in 1978.

Don’t miss this great event!

Please register online at:

For more information contact Lucie Wilkens, l.s.wilkens@alum.mit.edu.

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February 23, 2006

Young Alum Happy Hour - McGillin's Old Ale House

Join fellow Young Alumni for a Happy Hour at McGillin’s Old Ale House in Philadelphia.

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2006
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: McGillin’s Old Ale House
1310 Drury Street
(13th and Drury Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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