Hours

The MHS is currently closed to the public in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Though our building remains closed to visitors, the MHS is open for business! Learn more about our online offerings and latest updates.

Library Hours

9:00 AM - 4:45 PM Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri.
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM Tues.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sat.

Please check our calendar for hours and closings due to holidays and other events.

Plan a visit to the MHS library.

Exhibition Hours

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri.
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tues.
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Sat.

Upcoming Events

Online Event; Conversation

Protest & Citizenship Revisited

25Feb 5:30PM 2021
This is an online program

Collective protest, in addition to being a constitutionally protected right, is a fundamental and enduring part of American life and culture. Protest and agitation ...

Online Event; Seminar; Pauline Maier Early American History Seminar

Health, Disease, and Early American Environments - A Panel Discussion

2Mar 5:15PM 2021
This is an online event.

This panel discussion brings together the histories of health, disease, and the environment to cast new light on key sites of Colonial American history. Molly ...

Online Event; Author Talk

The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States' First Forgotten Celebrity

3Mar 5:30PM 2021
This is an online program

When James Ogilvie arrived in America in 1793, he was a deeply ambitious but impoverished teacher. By the time he returned to Britain in 1817, he had become a bona fide ...

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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