Celebrating 225 years of collecting, protecting, and sharing American history, life, and culture.
In his diary entry for 4 July 1776, Robert Treat Paine, a delegate to the Continental Congress from Massachusetts, records the weather and gives us a matter-of-fact description of the epochal events in Philadelphia. Learn more.
Turning points described in eyewitness accounts and personal records, or commemorated by "dumb witnesses"--artifacts found in the Society's enormous collections.
In the head-to-head tournament of 64 of our most fascinating items, Abigail Adams's "Remember the Ladies" letter is the winner. More»
Spanning 225 years (1791-2016), the MHS Timeline is a collection of important events and places in the history of the Society.
Teachers and students across the country are invited to take part in MHS founder Jeremy Belknap’s adventures and see how far he travels.
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