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October 31st through June 30th, 2020. Exhibition details.

Preview and learn more about the Massacre on our companion website.

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Boston Public Radio with Jim Braude and Margery Egan

President Catherine Allgor and Librarian Peter Drummey spoke about the Boston Massacre on WGBH. Listen

Read about the Boston Massacre in our collections.

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Abigail Adams: Life & Legacy

Abigail Adams urged her husband to “Remember the Ladies” and made herself impossible to forget. Documents and artifacts will explore how and why we continue to Remember Abigail.

Details about the pop-up display

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Opalescent: The Story of Opal Whiteley

This photograph depicts Opal Whiteley in the process of reassembling her diary that had been ripped into thousands of pieces by a "jealous foster sister." Read more

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