Facility Rentals

Host your event at the MHS

Ellis Hall The Society's historic building makes a wonderful setting for corporate presentations, private dinners, and receptions. Ellis Hall and the Seminar Room, both on the first floor, and the Treasures Gallery, Dowse Library, and public gallery spaces on the second floor are available for function rentals. 

These rooms range in capacity from an intimate seated event to a 250-person cocktail reception. The MHS also offers a full range of audio-visual equipment for lectures and presentations. To avoid conflicting with the institution's normal operations, Ellis Hall and the Seminar Room are not available during normal business hours.

For more information, please contact Carol Knauff at 617-646-0554.

A Note about Weddings

We regret that we cannot host wedding ceremonies or receptions at the Society.

Upcoming Events

Early American History Seminar

The Time of Anarchy: the Susquehannock Scattering and the Crisis of English Colonialism, 1675-1685

1May 5:15PM 2018

Part of a larger book project, this paper argues that the seemingly distinct conflicts across the English colonies in the 1670s were actually connected by the political ...

Brown Bag

Neutrality and Anti-Imperialism: A New Synthesis for the 1920s

2May 12:00PM 2018

This presentation will discuss how World War I disrupted traditional notions of neutrality in the United States. After the war, a movement comprised of scholars, ...

Conversation; This Land is Your Land

This Land is Your Land Series: The Future of Our Land

2May 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30

The Boston metropolitan area is in the enviable spot of having more people who want to live and work here than there is space for. Real estate regularly sells for prices ...

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Barbara Hillard Smith’s Diary, April 1918

Today we return to the 1918 diary of Newton teenager Barbara Hillard Smith. You may read our introduction to the diary, and Barbara’s January, February, and March entries, here: January | ...

This Week @ MHS

As preparations for our upcoming exhibit continue, it is a pretty quiet week at the Society as far as programs go. Here is what we have on tap: - Tuesday, 24 April, 5:15PM : The seminar this week is ...

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