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

Introduction to the MHS

Object of the Month

Rebecca of Brook Farm

This charming doll is thought to have been made by a member of the Codman family and carried with them to the Transcendentalist community Brook Farm.Learn more.

New Digital Content

Explore seven collections relating to women in the public sphere including Woman's Education Association records, Rose Dabney Forbes papers and the New England Freedmen's Aid Society records. View the list

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»

View All Features

Events

Support the MHS

Give now to sustain our mission.

Author Talk

Building Old Cambridge: Architecture and Development

There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm. 6:00PM Monday, 12 December 2016
Environmental History Seminar

Panel: Recreation and Regional Planning

5:15PM Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Author Talk

Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers

There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm. 6:00PM Wednesday, 14 December 2016
MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

10:00AM Saturday, 17 December 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.

Sharing

Back to top