Celebrating 225 years of collecting, protecting, and sharing American history, life, and culture.

Object of the Month

Robert Haswell depicted as a young merchant ship captain during his brief but extraordinary career. He sailed aboard the Columbia, the first American-flagged ship to circumnavigate the globe .

Exhibition

Turning points described in eyewitness accounts and personal records, or commemorated by "dumb witnesses"--artifacts found in the Society's enormous collections.

225 Items from Our Collection

Four centuries of iconic treasures, manuscripts, and artifacts are represented in this gallery of 225 items from the MHS collections.

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Events

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MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

10:00AM Saturday, 25 June 2016

A New Perspective on the 19th Century Rivalry between New York and Boston

There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm. 6:00PM Wednesday, 29 June 2016
MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

10:00AM Saturday, 2 July 2016

225th Anniversary Features

MHS Madness

We have a winner!

In the head-to-head tournament of 64 of our most fascinating items, Abigail Adams's "Remember the Ladies" letter is the winner. More»

MHS Timeline

Spanning 225 years (1791-2016), the MHS Timeline is a collection of important events and places in the history of the Society.
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Belknap's American Road Map

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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225 Items from Our Collection

Four centuries of iconic treasures, manuscripts, and artifacts are represented in this gallery of 225 items from the MHS collections.

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