MHS News

John Quincy Adams, Internet Sensation

No one was more surprised by the immense reaction that accompanied John Quincy Adams's Twitter debut on 5 August than the staff at the MHS, who began posting the daily "tweets" from Adams’s line-a-day diary entries written exactly 200 years ago as he traveled [...] read more

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Recent MHS Grant Announcements - August

Support Received From Mass DOE and NEH   The MHS’s Education and Public Programs department has had a busy but successful summer, continuing their focus on teaching teachers. The Society was chosen as one of two institutions in the Commonwealth to partner and [...] read more

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Edward M. Kennedy, 1932-2009
MHS honors Senator, Fellow

The Trustees and staff of the Massachusetts Historical Society were saddened to note the passing of a dear friend and Fellow of the Society, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.  Sen. Kennedy, who was elected a Fellow of the Society in 1968, was a staunch supporter of the MHS throughout [...] read more

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