Membership

Join the MHS or renew your membership today!

Our Members are the heart of the MHS community, and an integral part of the MHS story. Thanks to their dedication and financial support, the MHS is more accessible than ever.

By becoming a member you make possible the Society’s mission to promote the study of American history, and you receive the benefits listed below.

Household for up to two people per household

$200

  • Four single-use guest passes to be used for any Members-only event
  • invitations (for two people) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

Individual

$150

  • Two single-use guest passes to be used for any Members-only event
  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

Introductory available to new members for their first year of membership

$75

  • Two single-use guest passes to be used for any Members-only event
  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

Associate age 40 and under

$75

  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events, including a special associates event
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

Educator K-12

$75

  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events
  • free or discounted admission to special program
  • Four MHS Publications details

Student

$35

  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

All Membership levels enjoy the following publications:

  • Miscellany, the semi-annual MHS print newsletter
  • Massachusetts Historical Review, the Society's annual journal (in print or electronically by JSTOR)
  • the MHS events calendar
  • @MHS, the monthly MHS e-newsletter

 

Click on one of the options above to process your membership by credit card. You can also choose to purchase a gift membership for a friend. If you would prefer to send a check or credit card payment by mail, please contact membership@masshist.org.

The MHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Member dues are not tax deductible at this time. However, non-dues contributions are tax deductible within legal limits and will be acknowledged by the MHS.



To get more out of your membership, explore the MHS Fund Giving Circles.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Author Talk

Under the Starry Flag: How a Band of Irish Americans Joined the Fenian Revolt and Sparked a Crisis ...

24Sep 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

In 1867 forty Irish-American freedom fighters, outfitted with guns and ammunition, sailed to Ireland to join the effort to end British rule. Yet they never got a chance ...

Modern American Society and Culture Seminar

Radical Nonviolence and Interracial Utopias in the Early Civil Rights Movement

25Sep 5:15PM 2018

This paper examines how radical pacifists refined nonviolent direct action to challenge racial segregation and inequality in the United States. These activists adopted ...

Author Talk

Race Over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston

27Sep 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

In late 19th-century Boston, battles over black party loyalty were fights over the place of African Americans in the post–Civil War nation. Party politics became ...

From our Blog

Of Adamses & Ancestry

John A. Grace, Memoranda Respecting the Families of Quincy and Adams, 1841 For historian Henry Adams, the morning mail meant a fresh round of research questions. “Here comes your troublesome ...

Rachel Wall's Confession, the words of a Pirate?

For Talk Like a Pirate Day we bring you the words of a Pirate! The MHS holds an interesting broadside featuring Massachusetts' only female Pirate: Life, last words and dying confession, of ...

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