[[11]]Call for Proposals: 2018-2019
Seminar Series

The MHS invites proposals for four of its 2018-2019 seminar series on topics in early American history; modern American history; environmental history; and the history of women, gender, & sexuality. Proposals due March 15. See each series’ page for details.

[[11]]Object of the Month

Madison Avenue and 40th Street, New York, during the Great Blizzard

This photograph shows the enormous drifts of snow deposited in the streets of New York City by the blizzard of 11-14 March 1888. Read more

[[14]]Fashion Preview

See a new garment, textile, or costume each day in February at our sneak peak of the upcoming Fashioning the New England Family project. View

[[15]]Yankees in the West

Letters, diaries, photographs, drawings, and artifacts reveal the ways New Englanders experienced the trans-Mississippi west in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Details.

[[14]]The Future of History

Historians, Historical Organizations, and the Prospects for the Field

A collection of 14 thought-provoking essays, opinion pieces by national leaders in the fields of academic and public history. Details and eBook

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