[[15]]Entrepreneurship & Classical Design in Boston’s South End: The Furniture of Isaac Vose & Thomas Seymour, 1815 to 1825

Isaac Vose and his brilliant furniture are revealed in a new exhibition and accompanying volume.
Open 11 May to 14 September Details.

[[11]]Object of the Month

Thaddeus Hyatt

This photograph of abolitionist and inventor Thaddeus Hyatt was sent to his Massachusetts lawyer and fellow abolitionist Samuel E. Sewall in April of 1860 from Hyatt's cell in the Washington jail. Read more

[[14]]Fashion Preview

See a new garment, textile, or costume each day in February at our sneak peak of the upcoming Fashioning the New England Family project. View

[[14]]The Future of History

Historians, Historical Organizations, and the Prospects for the Field

A collection of 14 thought-provoking essays, opinion pieces by national leaders in the fields of academic and public history. Details and eBook

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