Exhibition

[[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

[[7]]Object of the Month

"Shall we submit to have our citizens shot down by a set of vagabond Irishmen!": Changing Perceptions of the Irish in Massachusetts

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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

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. More about the MHS

Introduction to the MHS