Membership

Join the MHS or renew your membership today!

Our Members are the heart of the MHS community, and an integral part of the MHS story. Thanks to their dedication and financial support, the MHS is more accessible than ever.

By becoming a member you make possible the Society’s mission to promote the study of American history, and you receive the benefits listed below.

Household for up to two people per household

$200

  • Four single-use guest passes to be used for any Members-only event
  • invitations (for two people) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

Individual

$150

  • Two single-use guest passes to be used for any Members-only event
  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

Introductory available to new members for their first year of membership

$75

  • Two single-use guest passes to be used for any Members-only event
  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

Associate age 40 and under

$75

  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events, including a special associates event
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

Educator K-12

$75

  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events
  • free or discounted admission to special program
  • Four MHS Publications details

Student

$35

  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

All Membership levels enjoy the following publications:

  • Miscellany, the semi-annual MHS print newsletter
  • Massachusetts Historical Review, the Society's annual journal (in print or electronically by JSTOR)
  • the MHS events calendar
  • @MHS, the monthly MHS e-newsletter

 

Click on one of the options above to process your membership by credit card. You can also choose to purchase a gift membership for a friend. If you would prefer to send a check or credit card payment by mail, please contact membership@masshist.org.

The MHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Member dues are not tax deductible at this time. However, non-dues contributions are tax deductible within legal limits and will be acknowledged by the MHS.



To get more out of your membership, explore the MHS Fund Giving Circles.

 

 

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Upcoming Events

MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

24Jun 12:00PM 2017

The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, ...

Conversation

“Impossible Dreamers” The Pennant-Winning 1967 Boston Red Sox

24Jun 4:00PM 2017
Please register and pay online using the RSVP ...

In the spring of 1967, the Boston Red Sox were coming off a season in which they had lost 90 games, and seemingly were locked in a state of mediocrity. Owner Tom Yawkey ...

Author Talk

The Price for their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building ...

26Jun 6:00PM 2017
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm.

    In life and in death, slaves were commodities. Their monetary value was assigned based on their age, gender, health, and the demands of the market. The ...

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