Massachusetts Historical Society


The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams


Stacy Schiff in conversation with Sara Georgini

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 celebrity speaker reception begins at 5:00 PM (purchase tickets below). The general reception starts at 5:30 PM. The program begins at 6:00 PM.

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Despite his celebrated status among America’s founding fathers as a revolutionary leader, Samuel Adams’ life and achievements have been largely overshadowed in history books. In The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams, Stacy Schiff brings her masterful history research and storytelling skills to the life of Samuel Adams, examining his transformation from the listless, failing son of a wealthy family into the tireless, silver-tongued revolutionary who rallied the likes of John Hancock and John Adams behind him. Gripping and revelatory, this book is a long-overdue chapter in the history of the American Revolution.

Attend a Special Reception with the Speakers

Join us for an intimate reception with our featured speakers. Enjoy libations, hors d’oeuvres, and lively conversation before the program as well as reserved seating at the program. The reception begins at 5:00 PM. Tickets are $250 and include admission to the program. Space is limited to 35 guests.

Register for the 28 October speaker reception

In November, join us for two celebrity speaker receptions. On 2 November, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. asks Donald Yacovone about his latest book, Teaching White Supremacy - Speaker Reception SOLD OUT, regular attendance tickets still available. On 16 November, Megan Marshall interviews Lydia Moland about Lydia Maria Child: A Radical American Life.

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Hybrid Event

The celebrity speaker reception starts at 5:00 PM.

The in-person general reception starts at 5:30 PM; the program begins at 6:00 PM.

Masks are required inside the MHS building. Learn more about our COVID-19 protocols.

The virtual program begins at 6:00 PM and will be hosted on Youtube Live. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information.

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