Now on display

Anne E. Bentley Gallery 

MHS Curator of Art & Artifacts Emerita Anne E. Bentley showcases art, artifacts, and numismatics in her namesake gallery.

My Dearest Friend

Explore a selection of correspondence between John Adams and Abigail Smith--as well as with family and friends--during their courtship. This is part of a rotating series of pop-up displays by the Adams Papers at the MHS. 


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Gallery Hours:

Visit hours and admission for hours and closings due to holidays and other events.

Monday, and Wednesday through Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:45 PM
Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 7:45 PM (galleries will open at 12:00 PM on the third Tuesday of the month)
Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Please note: the last admission will be 45 minutes prior to closing. Check our online calendar for building closures.

Visiting the MHS during COVID-19

A symptom check should be completed prior to arrival. A well-fitted mask is required for the duration of your visit. Learn more about our COVID-19 protocols.

Online Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions