Featured Item from the MHS Collection:
Massachusetts Pine Tree penny, designed and engraved by Paul Revere (1776.) It was discovered in Boston’s North End during an excavation in the early 19th century. It is the only known original Massachusetts Pine Tree penny. Click here to see the item.
Upcoming Online Events:
On Wednesday, 1 July, at 5:30 PM, Lindsay M. Chervinsky will virtually present The Cabinet: George Washington & the Creation of an American Institution.
On Thursday, 9 July, at 5:30 PM, Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Robert Allison, Suffolk University, and others will virtually present Boston in Film: From Eddie Coyle to Manchester by the Sea.
On Wednesday, 15 July, at 5:30 PM, Martha Ackmann will virtually present These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson.
On Monday, 20 July, at 5:30 PM, Larry Tye will virtually present Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy.
On Thursday, 23 July, at 5:30 PM, Ned Hinkle, Jim Vrabel, Brattle Film Foundation, and more will virtually present Boston in Film: Beyond the Oscars.
Share Your COVID-19 Experience(s)
The Massachusetts Historical Society invites the public to add your experiences with COVID-19 to their collection. You may record daily, weekly, or intermittently. To learn more, visit MHS’ COVID-19 web display at this link. Alternatively, you can start a journal to eventually donate to the MHS. For more information, please email email@example.com.