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OBJECT OF THE MONTH

“I never, never wish to be away from that Christmas party”

For a hundred years, the Bowditch family of Boston celebrated Christmas together with poems, theatrical performances, and good-natured teasing of family members. Read more.

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HAPPY 275th BIRthDAY!

It's the birthday of Abigail Adams.

See our Remember Abigail event photo gallery

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Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/site-wide-ads//fire---old-glory-font---red.pngVoices from the Boston Massacre

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

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

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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