Celebrating 225 years of collecting, protecting, and sharing American history, life, and culture.

Introduction to the MHS

Library Closed; Galleries Open: Columbus Day
Monday, 10 October 2016

Object of the Month

"What can I as an everyday citizen do to drive the Communists out of our government?"

The draft of a speech for Senator Joseph R. McCarthy to deliver on behalf of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Learn more.

Exhibition

Turning points described in eyewitness accounts and personal records, or commemorated by "dumb witnesses"--artifacts found in the Society's enormous collections.

225 Items from Our Collection

Four centuries of iconic treasures, manuscripts, and artifacts are represented in this gallery of 225 items from the MHS collections.

History and Collections

This 90-minute docent-led walk shares the richness of our history and collections as experienced in our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, with no need for reservations.

Most Saturdays; See all upcoming tour times for details»

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Events

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canceled Modern American Society and Culture Seminar

The Color of War: Race, Neoliberalism and Punishment in Late 20th Century Los Angeles

5:15PM Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Brown Bag

A Hero of Two Worlds

12:00PM Wednesday, 28 September 2016
History of Women and Gender Seminar

Developing Women: Global Poverty, U.S. Foreign Aid, and the Politics of Productivity in the 1970s

Location: Radcliffe, Fay House, Sheerr Room, ... 5:30PM Thursday, 29 September 2016
MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

10:00AM Saturday, 1 October 2016

225th Anniversary Features

MHS Madness

We have a winner!

In the head-to-head tournament of 64 of our most fascinating items, Abigail Adams's "Remember the Ladies" letter is the winner. More»

MHS Timeline

Spanning 225 years (1791-2016), the MHS Timeline is a collection of important events and places in the history of the Society.
Explore»

Belknap's American Road Map

Teachers and students across the country are invited to take part in MHS founder Jeremy Belknap’s adventures and see how far he travels.
Download the packet»

225 Items from Our Collection

Four centuries of iconic treasures, manuscripts, and artifacts are represented in this gallery of 225 items from the MHS collections.

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