Revolution 250

The Revolution is coming! Revolution 250 is a collaborative effort aimed at commemorating the 250th anniversaries of events leading up to America’s independence from Great Britain. A program of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Revolution 250 has more than 40 Massachusetts non-profit organizations, businesses, and government agencies working together to explore the history of the American Revolution and the ways that this story still resonates 250 years later. Learn more at www.revolution250.org.

Revolution at the MHS

The story of the American Revolution is found throughout Boston. At the MHS, discover what the Revolution meant to the men and women who experienced it through letters, diaries, newspapers, and artifacts.

Rev250 Events at the MHS

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Upcoming Events

Malgeri Modern American Society and Culture Seminar; Online Event

Writing Uncompensated Emancipation into the Lost Cause

27Oct 5:15PM 2020
This is an online program

After the US Civil War, white southerners claimed federal reimbursements for the value of freed slaves Federal lawmakers rejected these claims in the Fourteenth Amendment ...

Online Event; Conversation

Jefferson: Then and Now

29Oct 5:30PM 2020
This is an online program

The reputations of all of the founders have changed dramatically over the course of American history, none more than that of Thomas Jefferson. Historians Annette Gordon ...

African American History Seminar; Online Event

Success to the Literary Society! Black Male Youth Organizing in Early Nineteenth-Century Boston

5Nov 5:15PM 2020
This is an online program

In 1841, a dozen or so African American male youth aged twelve to sixteen established the Young Men’s Literary Society in Boston with the stated aim to promote ...

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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 ...

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