Introducing the

[[12]]Center for the
Teaching of History

Committed to using its unique resources to improve and support the teaching of American history in all K-12 classrooms, the MHS announces the formation of the Center for the Teaching of History

[[7]]Object of the Month

Mr. Thuolt and his Boston Riding School

Thuolt and his wife escaped the failed Hungarian Revolution of 1848-1849 and became part of a small community of exiles who endeared themselves to the leading families of Boston. Full story


[[6]]Turning Points

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

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

Who We Are

As the nation’s first historical society, the MHS strives to enhance the understanding of our nation’s past and its connection to the present, demonstrating that history is not just a series of events that happened to individuals long ago but is integral to the fabric of our daily lives.

Introduction to the MHS