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.

Forever Free: Lincoln & the Emancipation Proclamation - Open 1 January this event is free 1 January 2013.Tuesday, 12:00PM - 4:00PM Tuesday, 1 January from 12 PM to 4 PM Pen used to sign Emancipation Proclamation

Pen used to sign Emancipation ProclamationIn commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation on 1 January 1863, this exhibition features the pen Abraham Lincoln used to sign the document. Visitors can learn how the MHS acquired this extraordinary pen as well as view paintings, broadsides, engravings, and manuscripts that tell the story of how Boston celebrated Emancipation.