Celebrating 225 years of collecting, protecting, and sharing American history, life, and culture.

225th Anniversary Features

225 Items from Our Collection

Four centuries of iconic treasures, manuscripts, and artifacts are represented in this gallery of 225 items from the MHS collections.

to May 26

The Private Jefferson

Explore Jefferson’s complex personality and political views through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.
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MHS Timeline

Spanning 225 years (1791-2016), the MHS Timeline is a collection of important events and places in the history of the Society.

MHS Madness

We have a winner!

In the head-to-head tournament of 64 of our most fascinating items, Abigail Adams's "Remember the Ladies" letter is the winner. More»


Belknap's American Road Map

Teachers and students across the country are invited to take part in MHS founder Jeremy Belknap’s adventures and see how far he travels.
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Charles Francis Adams

Civil War Diaries

During the Civil War, Charles Francis Adams, Sr., served as the American minister to Great Britain—and he kept a thorough and detailed journal. Transcriptions of that diary are now online.»

Object of the Month

Glorious News of the End of the Stamp Act

A broadside, dated 16 May 1766, announcing that news of the repeal of the Stamp Act had arrived in Boston. Read more»


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Author Talk

The Road To Concord and Stamp Act Stamp Unveiling

Program will be proceeded by a reception at 5 ... 6:00PM Thursday, 2 June 2016

The Lively Place: Mount Auburn, America's First Garden Cemetery, and Its Revolutionary and Literary ...

There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm. 6:00PM Monday, 6 June 2016



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