About Clio

One of the greatest resources for the study of our country’s past, the MHS provides a forum for understanding the American experience. Cocktails with Clio, the Society's signature fundraising event and social affair, promotes the importance of history and connects Americans of today with the people and events that shaped our country. Through an intimate dialogue, award-winning authors, distinguished historians, and local celebrities share stories and experiences—both personal and professional—describing why history matters. 

The Muse of History

Named for the muse of history, this festive evening celebrates history and raises funds to support the Center for the Teaching of History at the MHS. Clio, the muse of history, is charged with faithfully recording the actions of brave heroes. While the focus is less on traditional heroes, the role of the historian today is no less important.