[[13]]Object of the Month

"Flower paintings … so natural the bees might light on them"

A unique volume of Emily Dickinson's Poems illustrated by Ellen Robbins More

[[14]]Call for Proposals!

Submit your proposal for our 2019-2020 seminar series by March 15. Learn more.

[[14]]Fashioning the
New England Family

Explore the ways in which the multiple meanings of fashion and fashionable goods are reflected in patterns of consumption and refashioning, recycling, and retaining favorite family pieces. View


From Oct. 2018 to Nov. 2019, the Massachusetts Historical Society and a group of partner organizations will offer engaging programs and educational opportunities to commemorate Abigail Adams. Join the celebration! More

Who We Are

As the nation’s first historical society, the MHS strives to enhance the understanding of our nation’s past and its connection to the present, demonstrating that history is not just a series of events that happened to individuals long ago but is integral to the fabric of our daily lives. More about the MHS

Introduction to the MHS