[[14]]Call for Proposals!

Submit your proposal for our 2019-2020 seminar series by March 15. Learn more.

[[13]]Object of the Month

Charles Moorfield Storey at the Paris Peace Conference

On 14 December 1918, in Paris, a young lawyer from Boston had a conversation about the WWI peace proceedings with Walter Lippmann and William C. Bullitt. He recorded the discussion in his journal, noting that, after an hour, he "had the truth . . . and the truth was not good to see." More

[[14]]Fashioning the
New England Family

Explore the ways in which the multiple meanings of fashion and fashionable goods are reflected in patterns of consumption and refashioning, recycling, and retaining favorite family pieces. View

Alexander Hamilton at the MHS

One of the founding fathers of the United States, Hamilton was a lawyer and political writer, a Revolutionary War officer, member of the Continental Congress, and the first Secretary of the Treasury. Explore Items from the MHS related to Hamilton, including pamphlets and letters by Hamilton and others. More


From Oct. 2018 to Nov. 2019, the Massachusetts Historical Society and a group of partner organizations will offer engaging programs and educational opportunities to commemorate Abigail Adams. Join the celebration! More

Who We Are

As the nation’s first historical society, the MHS strives to enhance the understanding of our nation’s past and its connection to the present, demonstrating that history is not just a series of events that happened to individuals long ago but is integral to the fabric of our daily lives. More about the MHS

Introduction to the MHS