The Beehive: the official blog of the Massachusetts Historical Society

In Search of Mercy Otis Warren

For almost sixty years the MHS has been home to the Mercy Otis Warren Papers, a manuscript collection comprised of three boxes of loose manuscripts and a large letterbook volume. Primarily the correspondence of noted author, historian, and patriot Mercy Otis Warren, this [...] read more

comments: 1 | permalink | Published: Thursday, 28 July, 2011, 8:00 AM

Pardon Our Appearance....

Pardon our appearance while we prepare for our new gallery in the second floor lobby… We are about to install the first of a series of changing exhibitions in our new MHS “Treasures Gallery,” an intimate space designed to highlight the extraordinary materials [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Tuesday, 26 July, 2011, 8:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

Looking for a way to beat the heat?  Come on in and enjoy the air-conditioning at the MHS. Our exhibition History Drawn with Light is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Browse over 50 historical photographs -- starting with the oldest daguerreotype in [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 25 July, 2011, 8:00 AM

Commemorating the American Civil War

Back in January I posted an announcement about our (then) newest web feature Looking at the Civil War: Massachusetts Finds Her Voice. That project was the first of many projects and events planned by the MHS to mark the sesquicentennial of the American [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 13 July, 2011, 8:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

Looking for something to do while on vacation this week?  Plan on visiting the MHS to attend one of the following events: In partnership with The Forbes House Museum in Milton, the MHS is offering a three day workshop on July 12, 13, & 14.  The workshop, Three [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Monday, 11 July, 2011, 8:00 AM

Reader Services By the Numbers

As the fiscal year comes to a close it is time to examine the statistics the reader services staff compiles over the course of the year.  Here is a quick rundown of what FY2011 brought to the MHS library.   The library was open 287 days with an average daily [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Thursday, 7 July, 2011, 8:00 AM

This Week @ MHS

Please join us this week for one of our scheduled programs: On Wednesday, 6 July at noon current Andrew W. Mellon fellow Andrew Lipman, Syracuse University, will present his research
The Saltwater Frontier: Algonquians and the Transformation of Long Island Sound [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Tuesday, 5 July, 2011, 8:00 AM

July 2nd ... Come Celebrate Independence @ the MHS

Writing to his wife Abigail on 3 July 1776 John Adams noted: The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America.—I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival.  [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Friday, 1 July, 2011, 10:00 AM