Membership

Join the MHS or renew your membership today!

Our Members are the heart of the MHS community, and an integral part of the MHS story. Thanks to their dedication and financial support, the MHS is more accessible than ever.

By becoming a member you make possible the Society’s mission to promote the study of American history, and you receive the benefits listed below.

Household for up to two people per household

$200

  • Four single-use guest passes to be used for any Members-only event
  • invitations (for two people) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • MHS Publications details

Individual

$150

  • Two single-use guest passes to be used for any Members-only event
  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • MHS Publications details

Introductory available to new members for their first year of membership

$75

  • Two single-use guest passes to be used for any Members-only event
  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • MHS Publications details

Associate age 40 and under

$75

  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events, including a special associates event
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • MHS Publications details

Educator K-12

$75

  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events
  • free or discounted admission to special program
  • MHS Publications details

Student

$35

  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • MHS Publications details

All Membership levels enjoy the following publications:

  • Miscellany, the triannual MHS print newsletter
  • the MHS electronic Annual Report
  • the MHS events calendar

 

Click on one of the options above to process your membership by credit card. You can also choose to purchase a gift membership for a friend. If you would prefer to send a check or credit card payment by mail, please contact membership@masshist.org.

The MHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Member dues are not tax deductible at this time. However, non-dues contributions are tax deductible within legal limits and will be acknowledged by the MHS.



To get more out of your membership, explore the MHS Fund Giving Circles.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

History of Women and Gender Seminar

Transgender History and Archives: An Interdisciplinary Conversation

18Dec 5:30PM 2018
Location: Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute

This panel aims to begin an interdisciplinary conversation in transgender history. What is the state of the field of transgender studies in history, archiving, and public ...

MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

22Dec 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, ...

Early American History Seminar

The Consecration of Samuel Seabury and the Crisis of Atlantic Episcopacy, 1782-1807

8Jan 5:15PM 2019

Samuel Seabury’s consecration in 1784 signaled a transformation in the organization of American Protestantism. After more than a century of resistance to the office ...

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“On the Borders of Nonsense”: John Quincy Adams, Poet

It was a rainy day in May 1839 and John Quincy Adams, stuck inside, was amusing himself writing poetry. He was trying to imitate the Roman poet Horace, and outdo the English poet Alexander Pope. ...

Barefoot Families and Demon Rum: The Work of an Urban Missionary

In June 1854, the Boston City Missionary Society appointed a Methodist Episcopal clergyman named Luman Boyden to serve as missionary to the poor in East Boston. The 48-year-old Boyden (pictured above, ...

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