Alexander Hamilton at the MHS

One of the founding fathers of the United States, Hamilton was a lawyer and political writer, a Revolutionary War officer, member of the Continental Congress, and the first Secretary of the Treasury. Explore Items from the MHS related to Hamilton, including pamphlets and letters by Hamilton and others. More


From Oct. 2018 to Nov. 2019, the Massachusetts Historical Society and a group of partner organizations will offer engaging programs and educational opportunities to commemorate Abigail Adams. Join the celebration! More

[[13]]Object of the Month

The Hurricane of '38

View of a house that floated to the Sagamore bridge from Gray Gables, Massachusetts, after the New England Hurricane of 1938. More

[[10]]The Papers of Robert Treat Paine
Volume 4: 1778-1786

Now available, this volume encompasses Robert Treat Paine’s time as Massachusetts Attorney General and highlights the quest for order in a nation gripped by violence and upheaval.
More about the Edition

[[14]]Fashion Preview

See garments, textiles, and costumes in a sneak peak of the upcoming Fashioning the New England Family project. View

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