[[9]]Apply now for MHS Research Fellowships!

More than 40 to be awarded in four fellowship programs. First deadline: January 15.
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[[11]]Object of the Month

News of the Halifax Explosion

In his diary entry for 6 December 1917, Henry Adams briefly described news from Halifax, Nova Scotia, where a ship loaded with explosives had caught fire and blown up, leaving thousands dead or terribly injured and destroying much of the city. Read more

[[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.

[[15]]John Quincy Adams Diary

Digital Project

Searchable transcriptions of the Secretary of State years, September 1817 to February 1821. Read.

[[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