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

MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

20Jan 10:00AM 2018

The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, ...

History of Women and Gender Seminar

The "Woman Inventor" as a Political Tool of Female Suffragists: Patents, Invention, and Civil Rights ...

23Jan 5:30PM 2018
Location: Massachusetts Historical Society

After the Patent Act of 1790, patents played an important social and political role in the formation of American nationhood and citizenship. Part of a larger book ...

Conversation

Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize Award & Reception

25Jan 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

Please join us for a special evening in which Tamara Plakins Thornton will receive the 2017 Gomes Prize for Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: How a 19th ...

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