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Upcoming Events

Author Talk

Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian

20Nov 6:00PM 2017
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm.

Drawing on oral histories, rarely seen archival documents, and the official Schlesinger papers, this biography crafts an invaluable portrait of a brilliant and ...

MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

25Nov 10:00AM 2017

The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, ...

Author Talk; Conversation

The New Annotated African American Folktales

27Nov 6:00PM 2017
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm.

This new publication presents nearly 150 African American stories, among them familiar Brer Rabbit classics, but also stories like “The Talking Skull” and ...

From our Blog

“The Happiest of the Happy”: An Expatriate in Italy

After you’ve processed several collections of papers here at the Massachusetts Historical Society, you start to see familiar names crop up. It’s not just the usual Cabots and Saltonstalls ...

The End of Piracy: Pirates hanged in Boston 300 years ago

  Today marks the 300th anniversary of the execution of the Whydah pirates in Boston, Massachusetts, marched from their Boston jail to the gallows and hanged for their crimes of piracy. No less a ...

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