Celebrating 225 years of collecting, protecting, and sharing American history, life, and culture.
Friday, 11 November 2016
In this understated diary entry for 16 October 1846, Dr. John Collins Warren gives an account of his role in a world-changing event that took place at Massachusetts General Hospital—the first widely publicized operation using anesthesia. Learn more.
Explore seven collections relating to women in the public sphere including Woman's Education Association records, Rose Dabney Forbes papers and the New England Freedmen's Aid Society records. View the list
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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