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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.


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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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