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

African American History Seminar; Online Event

Emancipation In America, Seen Through One Man's Dreadlocks

3Dec 5:15PM 2020
This is an online program

1864. A ship leaves its New England port carrying a USCT regiment to fight Confederates on the Louisiana front. But on the way, a showdown takes place when Pvt. John ...

Author Talk; Online Event

Bank Notes and Shinplasters: The Rage for Paper Money in the Early Republic

7Dec 5:30PM 2020
This is an online program

Before Civil War greenbacks and a national bank network established a uniform federal currency in the United States, loosely regulated banks saturated the early American ...

History of Women, Gender and Sexuality Seminar; Online Event

“To Make Her Own Bargains with Boats:” Gender, Labor, and Freedom in the Western Steamboat ...

8Dec 5:15PM 2020
This is an online program

Free and enslaved Black women have been rendered nearly invisible in the historical andpopular imagination of the antebellum steamboat world. This essay examines how ...

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