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Sea chest belonging to Benjamin Joy

This fitted sea chest was used by Benjamin Joy, an East India merchant who served as the first U.S. Consul to India. It was probably made in India and accompanied Joy on his return voyage to Boston. More

Alexander Hamilton at the MHS

One of the founding fathers of the United States, Hamilton was a lawyer and political writer, a Revolutionary War officer, member of the Continental Congress, and the first Secretary of the Treasury. Explore Items from the MHS related to Hamilton, including pamphlets and letters by Hamilton and others. More

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