The Beehive: the official blog of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Adding Evening Hours in the Library

On Tuesday, 4 September, after a four-year hiatus, evening hours are returning to the MHS library! The library will operate until 7.45 PM every Tuesday, allowing researchers with 9-5 work schedules and full-time students more opportunities to work with the MHS collections [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Tuesday, 14 August, 2018, 8:00 AM

John Quincy Adams’ 1794 London Interlude

Lucia AmaliaSchueg When John Quincy Adams arrived in London on October 15, 1794, on his way to The Hague to become minister resident to the Netherlands, he was a 27-year-old beginning his new life as an American statesman. We know much about his two week stay in London [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Friday, 10 August, 2018, 12:00 AM

Revisiting the Nathaniel T. Allen Photograph Collection

Three weeks ago, I told you about the Nathaniel T. Allen papers and photographs, two collections available for research here at the MHS library. Allen founded the West Newton English and Classical School (or “Allen School”) in West Newton, Mass. As I processed [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Friday, 3 August, 2018, 5:03 PM

Summer Education Programs at the MHS

Friday, June 20th marked the end of our three-day teacher workshop, “Loyalism in the Era of the American Revolution”. The program played host to 40 K-12 teachers and heritage educators from the Boston area to as far as Seattle, providing them with an in-depth [...] read more

comments: 0 | permalink | Published: Wednesday, 1 August, 2018, 1:00 AM