Massachusetts Historical Society


的 MHS strives to foster a research community that actively promotes the study of the history of Massachusetts and the nation. We offer an exceptional range of resources for making and sharing historical discoveries. Visitors can enjoy public talks, 旅游, 展览, scholarly seminars and 会议, and gain access to our unparalleled collections through our research library and our website. 

的 MHS welcomes a wide variety of researchers—representing 35 countries and all 50 states—from high school students, to family historians, to professors and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors. 的se researchers network, share their findings, and exchange ideas. 

We invite you to take advantage of our services.

Our Scholarly Community

教师, 研究生, and independent scholars will discover fresh ideas that support and energize their work in our seminars, 会议, 出版物, and through our research fellowships.

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的 research projects that the MHS supports through its fellowship programs produce cutting-edge historical scholarship.

Our fellowship programs

研究 Fellows Alumni Network

的 MHS continues to maintain professional relationships with and extend benefits to former research fellows.



的 MHS organizes seven seminar series that bring together a diverse group of scholars and members of the public to workshop a pre-circulated paper.

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Brown-Bag Lunches

We offer more than two dozen brown-bag lunch programs every year. 的se programs are free of charge, and no RSVP is required.

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的 MHS hosts biennial 会议 that bring together scholars from around the world to discuss the latest research on thematic topics.

Learn about our next conference


的 collection of the MHS provides an unparalleled record of American history.

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Browse our collection guides
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Presidential Papers

的 MHS holds valuable presidential papers and artifacts from throughout United States history.

Explore our presidential papers


Subject guides describe our holdings on particular topics such as African American history and Native Americans.

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Browse our Underrepresented Communities port


的 MHS 图书馆 is free and open to the public. Please note that anyone wishing to access the library must complete our registration process.

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Reference Services

Librarians are available for live meetings by appointment via Zoom, or you can live chat with a member of the reference staff.

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Reproduction Services

Our staff is currently working with limited access to the collection but is able to process low-resolution, publication quality, and photo print orders.

Learn more about our reproduction services