Massachusetts Historical Society


Democracy Awakening: A Conversation with Heather Cox Richardson


Heather Cox Richardson, in conversation with Catherine Allgor, MHS President

Please note that the in-person registration has sold out. You can still register to attend virtually. This is a hybrid event. FREE for MHS Members. $10 per person fee (in person). No charge for virtual attendees or Card to Culture participants (EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare). The in-person reception starts at 5:00 and the program will begin at 6:00. 

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Historian Heather Cox Richardson delves into the tumultuous journey of American democracy in Democracy Awakening. Examining the historical forces that have led to the current political climate, Richardson weaves together a story of how democracy has persisted despite attempts to undermine it. She pivots from the Founders, abolitionists, and Reconstruction to Nixon and the January 6 insurrection, highlighting the political legacies of the New Deal, the lingering fears of socialism, the death of the liberal consensus, and the birth of “movement conservatism.” Join Richardson in conversation with MHS President Catherine Allgor as they discuss the evolving process of democracy and consider how the lessons of the past can be used to address today’s challenges.

Hybrid Event

The in-person reception starts at 5:00 PM and the program will begin at 6:00 PM. If you have questions about the in-person event, please contact Olivia Sayah at 617-646-0580 or 

Masks are optional for this event. 

By registering for this event, you are agreeing to abide by the MHS Visitor Code of Conduct

The virtual program begins at 6:00 PM and will be hosted on the meeting platform Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information. 


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