The MHS offers an engaging roster of programming to foster historical knowledge and we welcome everyone to attend, question, and contribute. We provide a forum for debate; host a variety of events that delve into the complexities of history; and encourage people to share their observations, interpretations, and ideas. 

We are pleased to participate in the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, Massachusetts Health Connector, and Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program by extending discounts to EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders. Cardholders are eligible for free or discounted entry at our public program events, including both virtual and in-person programs. There are no restrictions on the number of times an individual can present a card for admission and no restrictions on the number of tickets held per event (except for fundraising and cultivation events). See the full list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.


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Donor & Member Events

The MHS hosts events throughout the year to thank our various donor groups. Members receive special invitations to exclusive events.

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Author Talks

The MHS keeps abreast of emerging trends in American history. Throughout the year, we host authors to speak on a variety of topics related to American and Massachusetts history. (Past event recordings available.)

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Panel Discussions & Special Events

The MHS offers a range of programs including lectures, panel discussions, gallery tours, and special events led by notable speakers, public figures, and scholars.

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The MHS organizes seven seminar series that bring together a diverse group of scholars and members of the public to workshop a pre-circulated academic paper.

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The MHS offers more than two dozen brown-bag lunch programs each year. These programs are free of charge and open to all.

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The MHS develops and implements educator workshops on a variety of American history topics.

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