Jeremy Belknap's American Road Map

As part of our 225th anniversary celebration, we are sending Jeremy Belknap, the founder of the MHS, on a mission across the country to share information about the MHS and promote the teaching of history.

Teachers and students across the country are invited to take part in Jeremy's adventure. Download the packet to participate.

Jeremy has traveled to 13 destinations across the U.S.!

Jeremy's latest destinations

Click on a destination to focus the map on that location.


Hill City, SD near Mt. Rushmore

Tue Feb 16 2016

with Mrs. Bennett's 3rd Grade Class

from Hill City Elementary School

Our class discovered who Jeremy Belknap was and the important influence he has had on our learning about history.

Mrs. Ihrig' Fifth Grade Class, Grant Elementary School Petaluma, CA

Tue Feb 09 2016

with Mrs. Ihrig's Fifth Grade Class Grant Elementary School

from Grant Elementary School

South Oldham Middle School, Crestwood, KY.

Tue Feb 09 2016

with Mrs. Adkisson's 7th and 8th grade students

John Jay Middle School, Cross River, NY

with Ms. Pomerleau's and Mrs. Atwell's Social Studies Class

We didn't get to visit in person, but we went to your website to research the American Revolution and its key players. You can see our note cards.

St. John's Prep, Danvers, MA

with SJP History Club

from St. John's Prep, Danvers, MA

Strawbery Banke Museum

Sat Dec 19 2015

with Winnacunnet High School History Club

from Winnacunnet High School Hampton, NH

The history club and Jeremy Belknap visited the Strawbery Banke Museum for Candlelight stroll, a holiday tradition.

Massachusetts Historical Society

Wed Dec 16 2015

with Kathleen, Gavin, and Debbie, MHS Programs Department

We are standing in front of the 1716 Indian Archer weather vane, which sat atop the Province House in Boston around the time the house was purchased for use as the official residence of the provincial governors of Massachusetts.

Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St. Boston, MA

Fri Dec 04 2015

with MHS Library Reader Services Staff

from Massachusetts Historical Society

MHS staff visited the new Boston Public Market for lunch on our journey to show Jeremy Belknap the former sites of the MHS. Jeremy was not sure what he thought of the delicious shaksuka from Inna's Kitchen.

73 Tremont St. Boston, MA

Fri Dec 04 2015

with MHS Library Reader Services Staff

from Massachusetts Historical Society

Between 1897, when it sold its Tremont St. Property to the City of Boston, and 1899, when its present building was completed, the Society occupied temporary quarters in Rooms 317-319 of the Tremont Building at 73 Tremont St., now part of Suffolk University.

30 Tremont St. Boston, MA

Fri Dec 04 2015

with MHS Library Reader Services Staff

from Massachusetts Historical Society

The Tremont Street site just north of King's Chapel Burying Ground was the location of the fourth and fifth homes of the Massachusetts Historical Society for more than sixty years, from 1833-1897.

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