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The MHS Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation

Pen used by Abraham Lincoln to sign historic document will be on display To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Society will open two exhibitions on January 1, 2013. Opening in the Society’s Presidential Gallery, [...] read more

George Washington Letter Donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society

Washington thanks Lincoln for gift of cheese and cranberries in letter donated to the Society

A letter Pres. George Washington wrote to Gen. Benjamin Lincoln on 5 February 1785 from Mt. Vernon was recently donated to the Society by Dr. Susan C. Scrimshaw in memory [...] read more