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The MHS offers many ways for the public to enjoy its collections, including exhibitions, public lectures, tours, brown-bag lunches, seminars, teacher workshops, and a research library. The building is handicap accessible. For directions to the MHS click here.

Upcoming Events

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Robert Treat Paine’s Life & Influence on Law

11Dec 12:00PM 2018
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Join us for a special event with the current Attorney General looking at the first Massachusetts Attorney General’s life and influence on law and order during the ...

Environmental History Seminar

A Nice History of Bird Migration: Ethology, Expertise, and Conservation in 20th Century North ...

11Dec 5:15PM 2018

This paper focuses on the historical relationships between migratory birds, scientists, and amateur experts in 20th-century North America, especially Margaret Morse Nice. ...

Brown Bag

Ecology of Utopia: Environmental Discourse and Practice in Antebellum Communal Settlements

12Dec 12:00PM 2018

During the 1840s, members of short-lived intentional communities debated strategies for “getting back to nature” and explored emerging meanings of &ldquo ...

From our Blog

Barbara Hillard Smith’s Diary, December 1918

Today we return to the 1918 diary of Newton teenager Barbara Hillard Smith. You may read our introduction to the diary, and Barbara’s previous entries, here: January | February  ...

Remembering Former President George H. W. Bush

As the United States remembers former President George H. W. Bush, who died on Friday, 30 November 2018, at the age of 94, the MHS remembers him too. George H. W. Bush addressing guests at the MHS ...

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