Celebrating 225 years of collecting, protecting, and sharing American history, life, and culture.
This print of a turtle is one of several color illustrations found in Gautier D'Agoty's Observations sur L'Histoire Naturelle, sur la Physique et sur la Peinture, a periodical published in Paris between 1752 and 1756. 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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