MHS Calendar of Events

to May 26


The Private Jefferson

Explore Jefferson’s complexity through select correspondence and writings including the Declaration of Independence, records of farming at Monticello, and his architectural drawings.

Public Program, Exhibition The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation this event is free 1 January 2013.Tuesday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Exhibition Spotlight Peter Drummey & Anne Bentley, Massachusetts Historical Society

When news arrived in Boston on New Year’s Day 1863 that Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, long-planned celebrations, the largest anywhere in the United States, already were underway. MHS Librarian Peter Drummey and Curator of Art Anne Bentley will explain how this epochal event in American History became an extraordinary moment in Boston history, and how the pen Lincoln used to sign the proclamation became one of the most treasured artifacts in the MHS collection.