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Admission increase at HMNH, Peabody

Beginning July 1, the Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology will increase the price of admission by one dollar. The new rates will be $7.50 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students, and $5 for children between the ages of 3 and 18. Children under 3 will be admitted free.

For the first time in their history, both museums will be open to the public this July 4. Come celebrate Independence Day this year with free admission all day long.

Joint Center to present findings on America’s housing

The Joint Center for Housing Studies will present its 2003 housing report – “The State of the Nation’s Housing” – on June 17 at the Ford Foundation in New York. The annual report analyzes the dynamic relationships among housing markets and economic, demographic, and social trends. This year’s speakers will include Nicolas P. Retsinas, director of the center; the Hon. John DeStefano, mayor of New Haven and president of the National League of Cities; and Gerald Howard, executive vice president and CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, among others.

McGrath Memorial Golf Outing set

The third annual Brendan P. McGrath Memorial Golf Outing – named in honor of the assistant director for University and Commercial Real Estate Leasing and Acquisitions who passed away in October 2000 – will be held at the award-winning Pembroke Country Club on June 20. An annual tribute to McGrath, this year’s outing will include a round of golf at 1 p.m., dinner, dancing, and an award ceremony.

To register, or for more information, contact

HUAM offering summer group visits

The Harvard University Art Museums (HUAM) invites summer camps and school groups (children from 6 to 10 years old) to visit the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s exhibit ‘Le coq d’or’: Natalia Goncharova’s Designs for the Ballet Russes.” Children will enjoy a tour with a docent of the exhibit’s colorful drawings of costumes and set designs, hear the story of “Le coq d’or” (The Golden Cockerel) – the opera-ballet for which the designs were made – and take part in a hands-on art activity inspired by Goncharova’s work.

Reservations can be scheduled for group visits (one and one-half to two hours long), on weekdays beginning July 1. Group size will be limited to 20 children, and reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance. In addition, group personnel must be present for all activities.

For more information and reservations, call (617) 495-4402.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks