MHS for the Media

THE MOST MEMORABLE DAY IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA: JULY 2, 1776

Exhibition features original printing of the Declaration of Independence and letters written by John Adams and Abigail Adams On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress resolved "That these United Colonies are, and of right, ought to be, Free and Independent States." In a [...] read more

MR. MADISON’S WAR: THE CONTROVERSIAL WAR OF 1812

In 1812, Massachusetts was bitterly divided along partisan political lines and a wave of popular protests greeted the declaration of war on 18 June. The Massachusetts Historical Society is commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 with an exhibition that examines [...] read more