Support the MHS
The Society's Fellows and Members have been the heart of its community since 1791. Presidents, noted scholars, civic leaders, and amateur historians have been among those dedicated to continuing our tradition of historical stewardship. Your membership will help us continue to promote the study of American history. Join or renew today.
Gifts to the MHS Fund allow us to continue fulfilling our 221-year-old mission to collect, preserve, and share the documents that define America's past. MHS Fund contributions also support special projects, including exhibitions and publications. Donate now and help make the MHS a place where history happens.
The MHS offers 35 fellowships each year including about a dozen in association with other institutions. Past recipients uniquely understand the importance of fellowships to graduate students researching dissertations, faculty exploring book ideas, and scholars and curators undertaking independent or professional projects. Therefore, research fellow alumni are invited to give back by supporting an annual fellowship.
Since its founding, the MHS has benefitted from a tradition of giving in Boston and beyond. Planned gifts can help you realize your own philanthropy while ensuring the future financial stability of the MHS. Lean how your gift can help preserve our history for the citizens and scholars of tomorrow.
The Society's unparalleled collections include the personal papers of three presidents and thousands of other Americans from a variety of backgrounds. Most of the items in our collections, including a number of diaries, letters, paintings, photographs, and personal items, were gifts to the MHS. If you have a special item or collection, consider donating it to the Society.