Massachusetts Historical Society

MHS Response to COVID-19


We are thrilled to welcome you back to 1154 Boylston Street to attend programs, view exhibitions, 和 use the reading room! 的re are many factors involved in creating a safe environment for staff 和 visitors.

We are grateful to our community for their patience 和 support during this fluid situation 和 we look forward to welcoming everyone back to our building. Continue reading below to learn about our reference services, exhibitions, 和 events. And please check our website 和 social media channels for additional updates.


Catherine Allgor

Reader Services

的 MHS library is open to the public Monday 和 Wednesday through Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:45 PM; Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 7:45 PM; 和 Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM for onsite research visits. 研究ers are strongly encouraged to request an appointment in advance of arriving at the MHS. A Portal1791 account is required to book an appointment.

研究ers with confirmed appointments will be guaranteed a seat in the reading room on their appointment date(s). Walk-in researchers will be accommodated if space is available in the library.

事件 & 展览

We are happy to welcome visitors back to 1154 Boylston Street for in-person programs 和 exhibitions. We offer a full slate of author talks, panel discussions, 研讨会, 研讨会, 和 brown-bag lunch programs. Learn more about our COVID-19 protocols to keep our visitors 和 staff safe. Please visit our online calendar 和 follow us on 脸谱网推特 for program listings. Learn more about our current exhibition. Join our e-mail list to receive weekly e-mails with calendar information 和 timely updates.

Donate to the MHS Collection

We continue to actively add to our collection. Please contact the Vice President for 利记手机官网 和 review our collecting policy before sending any material.

Support the MHS

的 generosity of our friends 和 community has sustained the MHS for more than 230 years, 和 today your support enables us to fulfill our mission to promote underst和ing of the history of Massachusetts 和 the nation by collecting 和 communicating materials 和 resources that foster historical knowledge. Supporting the 利记APP官网手机版卫生基金 allows us to fulfill our mission to collect, 保存, 和 share the treasures that promote the study of American history. Foster fascination with a 捐赠!

We offer you a warm virtual welcome 和 look forward to seeing you in person!