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.

Upcoming Events

Wed, January 26, 2022, -

Boston National Historical Park is one of America’s most popular heritage destinations, drawing in millions of 
visitors annually. Tourists flock to see the site of the Boston Massacre, to…

Tue, February 08, 2022, -

Everyone knows Benjamin Franklin—the thrifty inventor-statesman of the Revolutionary era—but not about his love life. Poor Richard’s Women reveals the long-neglected voices of the women…

Thu, February 17, 2022, -

Against the enduring mystery of Phillis Wheatley’s African origin, this talk will address how the poet established bearings in a world far from her natal landscape. A Christian convert whose poems…

Wed, February 23, 2022, -

At the end of the 1976 football season, more than forty Harvard athletes went to Boston's red light district to celebrate. In the city's adult entertainment district, drugs and prostitution ran…

Mon, February 28, 2022, -

Today, we remember this iconic American family as the vanguard of wealth, power, and style rather than as…