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

  • invitations (for two people) to enhanced Member-only events, including exhibition openings
  • free or discounted admission to special programs
  • MHS Publications details

Individual

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

Introductory available to new members for their first year of membership

$75

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

Associate age 30 and under

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

Educator K-12

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

Student

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

All Membership levels enjoy the following publications:

  • Miscellany, the triannual MHS print newsletter
  • the MHS electronic Annual Report
  • the MHS events calendar

 

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 and in accordance with IRS regulations, MHS membership is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

 



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

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Online Event; Seminar; African American History Seminar

From Jobs and Freedom to Jobs and Opportunity: Andrew Young, Growth, and the Illusion of Job ...

4Mar 5:15PM 2021
This is an online event.

This paper considers Atlanta mayor Andrew Young’s shifting ideas about job creation and economic opportunity to investigate how Democrats abandoned their 1970s goal ...

Online Event; Seminar; Environmental History Seminar

Climate in Words and Numbers: How Early Americans Recorded Weather in Almanacs

9Mar 5:15PM 2021
This is an online event.

As we begin to consider climate as an everyday problem, it's valuable to see how people did that in the past. With support from the Guggenheim Foundation, Joyce Chaplin ...

Online Event; Conversation; Racial Injustice Series

Confronting Racial Injustice: Redlining: From Slavery to $8 in 400 Years

11Mar 6:00PM 2021
This is an online program

In 2015, the Boston Federal Reserve found the median net worth for Black families in Boston was $8, in stark contrast to $250,000 for white families. This discrepancy is ...

From our Blog

This Week @MHS

Join us for a program this week! Here is a look at what is going on: - Tuesday, 29 January, 5:15 PM: Better Teaching through Technology, 1945-1969, with Victoria Cain, Northeastern ...

Founder to Founder

Like so many good stories here at the Historical Society, it began with a reference question. Jeremy Belknap, hunting through his sources, asked Vice President John Adams for some help. Belknap, the ...

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