Massachusetts Historical Society

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MHS?

Founded in 1791, MHS是美国第一个历史学会,也是美国历史最伟大的宝库之一, life, and culture. 我们提供历史资源,帮助人们在想象未来的同时了解他们的过去.

  • What is your organization’s mission?
    • 通过收集和交流促进历史知识的材料和资源,促进对马萨诸塞州和国家历史的了解.
  • Who runs the organization?
    • The MHS President, employed by the Board of Trustees, 执行受托人制定的本会政策,并监察本会的运作及财务管理.
  • Is your organization a 501(c)(3)?
    • 马萨诸塞州历史学会是在美国注册的501(C)(3)非营利组织,编号为EIN: 04-2103597. The MHS Tax ID is 042108374.

How do I contact someone at the MHS?

Telephone: 617-536-1608  
Staff directory:  
Press/Media Inquiries -  
Adams Papers:  

Where are you located?

1154 Boylston Street  
Boston, MA 02215 (view map /link to directions)

What is the history of the building?

MHS位于波士顿芬威球场的国家历史地标建筑内. 它由埃德蒙·马奇·威尔赖特设计,于1899年开业. 原建筑于1948年扩建,1970年又扩建了一次. Building systems and offices were renovated in 2004.

Is the building accessible?

Yes, the building is accessible. 所有公共楼层都设有惠普专用浴室, as well as an elevator and wheelchair ramps. 一楼有一个婴儿/儿童换衣区可供游客使用. 在大楼外部的轮椅坡道附近有惠普牌指定的空间. 图书馆能够为需要视觉或听觉辅助的研究人员提供方便, 但是研究人员应该在他们的研究预约请求中注明他们的需求. 参加有特殊住宿需求的活动的游客在注册活动时应注明任何特殊要求.  

Do you offer tours of the MHS?

  • Can I bring a group?  
  • Can I bring a student group/school class?  

To schedule a visit for K-12 student groups, please e-mail


What are your hours and admission costs?

Library Hours: Monday, and Wednesday through Friday, from 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM; Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 7:45 PM (opens at 12:00 PM the second Tuesday of the month); Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Please visit our library page to plan your visit.

Exhibition Hours: Monday, and Wednesday through Friday, from 10:00 AM to 4:45 PM; Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 7:45 PM (opens at 12:00 PM the second Tuesday of the month); Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. 请注意,参观人士最后入场时间为展览闭幕前45分钟.

Please visit hours and admission for hours and closings due to holidays and other events.

Admission: Free and open to the public. All ages are welcome in the galleries; library readers must be 16 years of age or accompanied by an adult.

When was the MHS founded?

On 24 January 1791, 牧师杰里米·贝尔纳普邀请了九位志趣相投的波士顿人加入他的行列,创造了他们称之为简单的, "The Historical Society," now the Massachusetts Historical Society, 这是美国第一个致力于收集美国历史研究材料的组织.

How can I get involved?

Become a Member! Learn more at

Are you interested in working at the MHS? Visit to learn about open positions.

Internship inquiries can be sent to

Join our mailing list! E-mail:

Why should I support the MHS?

Our work to collect, preserve, 只有社区成员持续的慷慨才能为社区服务. 我们仍然致力于成为一个学习过去的论坛——无论是大的画面还是小的时刻——这样我们就可以欣赏人类经验的范围,并对我们的未来做出明智的决定.

In the complex world we live in today, 卫生部必须在定义与历史互动的意义方面发挥积极作用. Programs, educational workshops, 和展览只是MHS与公众接触的几种方式, promotes the relevance of history, 并有助于提高对公民在公共生活中的作用的理解.

你的礼物将直接影响我们分享故事的努力, people, 过去的经验使人们能够批判性地思考,并在今天做出明智的决定.

How can I make a donation to the MHS?

For financial donations, please visit or e-mail

What is your tax ID number?

The MHS Tax ID is 042108374.

Where does the money go when I donate to your organization?

Gifts to the MHS Fund 允许我们继续履行我们的使命,通过收集和传播促进历史知识的材料和资源,促进对马萨诸塞州和国家历史的理解. 捐款还用于支持特别项目,包括展览和出版.

Where can I find your financial documents?

Please visit 为MHS年度报告,财务报表,马萨诸塞州形式PC和联邦表格990.

Where can I find MHS publications?

Learn more about MHS publications at

Adams Papers Volumes are available for purchase from:  
Harvard University Press  
79 Garden Street  
Cambridge, MA 02138  

How can I do research in the collection?

The MHS Library is free and open to the public. 请注意,任何希望进入图书馆的人都必须完成我们的注册程序. Learn more about using our library by visiting

How can I attend an event?

View our calendar of events at If you missed a program, would like to revisit the material presented, or are interested in viewing past programs, visit

Do you have membership?

Learn more at

How do I apply for a job at the MHS?

Please visit to learn about open positions.

Does the MHS offer internships?

Please send internship inquiries to

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