Catherine Allgor, of the Huntington Library, selected to become the next president of the MHS

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[[14]]Object of the Month

Under Seven Flags: A Drawing of the Confederate Ironclad Ram Stonewall

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[[14]]"Impossible Dreamers"

Explore the Red Sox 1967 pennant-winning season with four baseball historians and a temporary exhibition. Details


[[14]]The Irish Atlantic

Explore 175 years of the Irish in Boston from the founding of the Charitable Irish Society in 1737, through famine relief efforts, to a mass migration movement, decades of community building, and a rise in political power. Details

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

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. More about the MHS

Introduction to the MHS