Current Exhibition

Our Favorite Things: Objects that Fascinate, Interest & Inspire

View items chosen by MHS staff that speak to real people, real stories, and real history from the MHS collection.

With millions of letters, diaries, photographs, and objects in our holdings, the stories we can tell at the MHS are countless. Our Favorite Things connects a selection of compelling, captivating, and amusing items from our collection to the backgrounds, interests, and memories of the MHS staff. Grouped into six categories—History Drawn with Light; From the Battlefield; Liberty's Call; Freedom and Unfreedom; Cabinet of Curiosities; and Craft of History—we invite you to explore these stories. Explore the online exhibition.

Beginning 6 December 2021, visitors can view the first two categories--History Drawn with Light and From the Battlefield--in person.

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HOURS (6 to 23 December 2021):


Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

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General Public: 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Visiting the MHS during COVID-19

Please note that all guests are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the building. Visitors must wear a well-fitted mask covering the nose and mouth while in the building and should maintain social distance from others whenever possible. A symptom check should be completed prior to arrival. Learn more about our COVID-19 protocols.


Online Exhibitions

Past Exhibitions