Meet the Adamses

Meet Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and First Ladies Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams.

Blyth portrait of Abigail Adams  Blyth portrait of John Adams  Engraving of John Quincy Adams  Louisa Catherine Adams

For biographies of other members of the Adams family, click here.

Family Tree

Screenshot of Adams Family TreeThe Adams Family Tree includes nine generations of John and Abigail Adams' ancestors and descendants, dating from 1590 to 1935.

Upcoming Events

Online Event; Conversation

Clean Water, Green Space, and Social Equity

22Apr 5:30PM 2021
This is an online program

The chain of green spaces and waterways that comprise the Emerald Necklace park system is an invaluable urban oasis. Described as “the lungs of the city” this ...

Online Event; Author Talk

Bound by War: How the United States and the Philippines Built America's First Pacific Century

26Apr 5:30PM 2021
This is an online program

Ever since US troops occupied the Philippines in 1898, generations of Filipinos have served in and alongside the US armed forces. Historian Christopher Capozzola reveals ...

Seminar; Malgeri Modern American Society and Culture Seminar; Online Event

The “Other” Illegals: Unauthorized European Immigration to New York City and Boston in the 20th ...

27Apr 5:15PM 2021
This is an online event.

Since 1965, U.S. political and social discourse about immigration has been dominated by concerns over undocumented immigration, a legal and social category understood to ...

From our Blog

This Week @MHS

Join us for a program this week! Here is a look at what is going on: - Tuesday, 29 January, 5:15 PM: Better Teaching through Technology, 1945-1969, with Victoria Cain, Northeastern ...

Founder to Founder

Like so many good stories here at the Historical Society, it began with a reference question. Jeremy Belknap, hunting through his sources, asked Vice President John Adams for some help. Belknap, the ...

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