Celebrating 225 years of collecting, protecting, and sharing American history, life, and culture.
Explore Jefferson’s complex personality and political views through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.
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Spanning 225 years (1791-2016), the MHS Timeline is a collection of important events and places in the history of the Society.
In the head-to-head tournament of 64 of our most fascinating items, Abigail Adams's "Remember the Ladies" letter is the winner. More»
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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Featuring the 71st Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick and Boston radio and television personality Jim Braude. Read more»
In a letter to Abigail Adams written from Paris on 9 August 1786, Thomas Jefferson enclosed an account of purchases the two made for each other in Europe. "The balance of trade was always against me." Read more»