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[[13]]Abigail’s All-Stars

A prolific writer, Abigail’s letters are filled with practical advice, candid comments, and thoughtful musings. The American Antiquarian Society and the Massachusetts Historical Society have chosen 32 letters from their collections to pit against one another. details

[[13]]Object of the Month

Coat worn by Governor John Leverett

This sturdy ox hide coat—essentially 17th-century body armor—probably was made in England in the 1640s and was worn in battle by John Leverett (1616-1679) during the English Civil War and then, according to family tradition, during military service in New England. More


Save the Date! Making History Gala June 5. Details

[[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

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