Tour the Society's historic building and learn more about the history and collections of the MHS.

For information about bringing your group to visit the MHS, contact us at 617-536-1608.

Note: Building tours may be shorter during the installation and de-installation of temporary exhibitions.

October 2020
Tour Tour of Boston Monuments 9 October 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online program Eleanor Citron In recent history, the question of what to do with monuments--particularly those of ...

In recent history, the question of what to do with monuments--particularly those of Confederate origins--has become a source of contentious debate. The City of Boston only possessed one such monument on Georges Island, however, it was removed in 2017. Does this mean that Boston no longer possesses any problematic statues? In the words of Boston Globe journalist Ty Burr, “Are Boston’s statues honoring all the right men?” And, who gets to decide?

Join Eleanor Citron, MHS’s summer intern, for a virtual tour of Metro Boston’s monuments--from those championed by the city, to those beheaded or uprooted, and things in between.

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Tour Virtual Gallery Tour of Who Counts: A Look at Voter Rights through Political Cartoons 23 October 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online program Peter Drummey, MHS Join Peter Drummey, the Stephen T. Riley Librarian for a look at our virtual exhibition Who Counts? ...

Join Peter Drummey, the Stephen T. Riley Librarian for a look at our virtual exhibition Who Counts? A Look at Voter Rights through Political Cartoons.  Political cartoons have long served as provocateurs of public debate illustrating opinions of the day for the masses. Our show looks at how cartoons have explored two broad themes: efforts to expand access to voting and efforts to restrict access to voting. Illustrations explore voting as a civil right, women suffrage, and voting by mail as well as Gerrymandering, the Electoral College; and political corruption.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

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Tour Tour of Boston Monuments Register registration required at no cost 9 October 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online program Eleanor Citron

In recent history, the question of what to do with monuments--particularly those of Confederate origins--has become a source of contentious debate. The City of Boston only possessed one such monument on Georges Island, however, it was removed in 2017. Does this mean that Boston no longer possesses any problematic statues? In the words of Boston Globe journalist Ty Burr, “Are Boston’s statues honoring all the right men?” And, who gets to decide?

Join Eleanor Citron, MHS’s summer intern, for a virtual tour of Metro Boston’s monuments--from those championed by the city, to those beheaded or uprooted, and things in between.

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Tour Virtual Gallery Tour of Who Counts: A Look at Voter Rights through Political Cartoons Register registration required at no cost 23 October 2020.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM This is an online program Peter Drummey, MHS

Join Peter Drummey, the Stephen T. Riley Librarian for a look at our virtual exhibition Who Counts? A Look at Voter Rights through Political Cartoons.  Political cartoons have long served as provocateurs of public debate illustrating opinions of the day for the masses. Our show looks at how cartoons have explored two broad themes: efforts to expand access to voting and efforts to restrict access to voting. Illustrations explore voting as a civil right, women suffrage, and voting by mail as well as Gerrymandering, the Electoral College; and political corruption.

Please note, this is an online event held on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with links to join the program.

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