Membership

Join the MHS or renew your membership today!

Our Members are the heart of the MHS community, and an integral part of the MHS story. Thanks to their dedication and financial support, the MHS is more accessible than ever.

By becoming a member you make possible the Society’s mission to promote the study of American history, and you receive the benefits listed below.

Household for up to two people per household

$200

  • Four single-use guest passes to be used for any Members-only event
  • invitations (for two people) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

Individual

$150

  • Two single-use guest passes to be used for any Members-only event
  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

Introductory available to new members for their first year of membership

$75

  • Two single-use guest passes to be used for any Members-only event
  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

Associate age 40 and under

$75

  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events, including a special associates event
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

Educator K-12

$75

  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events
  • free or discounted admission to special program
  • Four MHS Publications details

Student

$35

  • invitations (for one person) to enhanced Member-only events
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • Four MHS Publications details

All Membership levels enjoy the following publications:

  • Miscellany, the semi-annual MHS print newsletter
  • Massachusetts Historical Review, the Society's annual journal (in print or electronically by JSTOR)
  • the MHS events calendar
  • @MHS, the monthly MHS e-newsletter

 

Click on one of the options above to process your membership by credit card. You can also choose to purchase a gift membership for a friend. If you would prefer to send a check or credit card payment by mail, please contact membership@masshist.org.

The MHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Member dues are not tax deductible at this time. However, non-dues contributions are tax deductible within legal limits and will be acknowledged by the MHS.



To get more out of your membership, explore the MHS Fund Giving Circles.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Modern American Society and Culture Seminar

Creepy Crawling in Los Angeles: The Manson Family and Cultural Mixing as Apocalypse

24Apr 5:15PM 2018

Charles Manson made national news in 1969 when several “Family” members were arrested for murder, but by then he was well-established in Los Angeles. This ...

Conversation; This Land is Your Land

This Land is Your Land Series: Public Land

25Apr 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

Massachusetts has undertaken large scale preservation of open space by government entities. The Boston Public Garden, the Emerald Necklace, the first American public ...

Early American History Seminar

The Time of Anarchy: the Susquehannock Scattering and the Crisis of English Colonialism, 1675-1685

1May 5:15PM 2018

Part of a larger book project, this paper argues that the seemingly distinct conflicts across the English colonies in the 1670s were actually connected by the political ...

From our Blog

Barbara Hillard Smith’s Diary, April 1918

Today we return to the 1918 diary of Newton teenager Barbara Hillard Smith. You may read our introduction to the diary, and Barbara’s January, February, and March entries, here: January | ...

This Week @ MHS

As preparations for our upcoming exhibit continue, it is a pretty quiet week at the Society as far as programs go. Here is what we have on tap: - Tuesday, 24 April, 5:15PM : The seminar this week is ...

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