Hours

The MHS is currently closed to the public in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Though our building remains closed to visitors, the MHS is open for business! Learn more about our online offerings and latest updates.

Library Hours

9:00 AM - 4:45 PM Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri.
9:00 AM - 7:45 PM Tues.
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sat.

Please check our calendar for hours and closings due to holidays and other events.

Plan a visit to the MHS library.

Exhibition Hours

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri.
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Tues.
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Sat.

Upcoming Events

Online Event; Seminar; Environmental History Seminar

Climate in Words and Numbers: How Early Americans Recorded Weather in Almanacs

9Mar 5:15PM 2021
This is an online event.

As we begin to consider climate as an everyday problem, it's valuable to see how people did that in the past. With support from the Guggenheim Foundation, Joyce Chaplin ...

Online Event; Conversation; Racial Injustice Series

Confronting Racial Injustice: Redlining: From Slavery to $8 in 400 Years

11Mar 6:00PM 2021
This is an online program

In 2015, the Boston Federal Reserve found the median net worth for Black families in Boston was $8, in stark contrast to $250,000 for white families. This discrepancy is ...

Author Talk; Online Event

The Hunt for History: On the Trail of the World’s Lost Treasures—from the Letters of Lincoln, ...

15Mar 5:30PM 2021
This is an online program

Nathan Raab describes his years as the Sherlock Holmes of historical artifacts and he shows us what the past can tell us about the present. Raab shares some ...

From our Blog

This Week @MHS

Join us for a program this week! Here is a look at what is going on: - Tuesday, 29 January, 5:15 PM: Better Teaching through Technology, 1945-1969, with Victoria Cain, Northeastern ...

Founder to Founder

Like so many good stories here at the Historical Society, it began with a reference question. Jeremy Belknap, hunting through his sources, asked Vice President John Adams for some help. Belknap, the ...

Read more from our blog

Have you seen?