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

Online Event; Author Talk

Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

3Jun 5:30PM 2020
This is an online program

REGISTER HERE Picturing Political Power offers a comprehensive analysis of the connection between images, gender, and power. This examination of the fights that led to ...

Author Talk; Online Event; Adams Series

Laid Waste! The Culture of Exploitation in Early America

5Jun 2:00PM 2020
This is an online program

REGISTER HERE After humble beginnings as faltering British colonies, the United States acquired astonishing wealth and power as the result of modernization. Originating ...

Author Talk; Online Event

Books for Idle Hours: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading

11Jun 5:30PM 2020
This is an online program

REGISTER HERE The publishing phenomenon of summer reading started in the nineteenth century, as both print culture and tourist culture expanded in the United States. ...

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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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