Press Releases

MHS Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

The Massachusetts Historical Society’s (MHS) strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the second time that the MHS earned this top distinction in the last five years. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a ...

Legacies of 1619 Series Begins on 7 September

Presented by the Massachusetts Historical Society, Museum of African American History in Boston, and Roxbury Community College, this series will look at the history of Africans and African Americans in the American past. In 1619, the first enslaved Africans arrived in English North America. To mark the 400th anniversary of this historic event, the Massachusetts Historical Society, Museum of African American History, and Roxbury Community College offer four panel discussions about the history of Africans and African Americans in the American past. Each program features leading scholars who will elaborate on a theme from the perspective of the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Programs will take place on September 7 at the Museum of African American History in Boston; October 19 at the Massachusetts Historical Society; November 16 at Roxbury Community College; and December ...

The Massachusetts Historical Society and The Greater Boston Women’s Vote Centennial Present “Can They Do It?” A Panel Discussion Exploring Divisions on the Road to the 19th Amendment

Saturday, 21 September 2019 at 3:00 PM at the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston The MHS and The Greater Boston Women’s Vote Centennial present “Can They Do It?” a panel discussion exploring divisions on the road to the 19th Amendment, featuring acclaimed historians Allison K. Lange, Corrine T. Field, Manisha Sinha, and Barbara F. Berenson. The event takes place Saturday, 21 September at 3:00 PM at the Massachusetts Historic Society, located at 1154 Boylston Street in Boston. It is free and open to the public, RSVP encouraged. The women’s suffrage movement was not always a cohesive or inclusive space for everyone who fought for the vote, nor did the Nineteenth Amendment bring about political enfranchisement for ...

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