Author Talks

The MHS keeps abreast of emerging trends in American history. Throughout the year, we host authors to speak on a variety of topics related to American and Massachusetts history.

Upcoming Events

Tue, February 08, 2022, -

Everyone knows Benjamin Franklin—the thrifty inventor-statesman of the Revolutionary era—but not about his love life. Poor Richard’s Women reveals the long-neglected voices of the women…

Thu, February 17, 2022, -

Against the enduring mystery of Phillis Wheatley’s African origin, this talk will address how the poet established bearings in a world far from her natal landscape. A Christian convert whose poems…

Wed, February 23, 2022, -

This is a hybrid event. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program begins at 6:00. Register for how you plan to attend below.

Mon, February 28, 2022, -

The reception starts at 5:30 and the program will began at 6:00.