Hidden History: Treasures from the Massachusetts Historical Society

Do you ever wonder what is up in your attic or down in your basement? It could be a priceless treasure! In Hidden History, we will explore objects and documents from the MHS collection that were long lost to history. Each week, an MHS professional will tell the tale of acquiring unmatched historical material from attics, basements, and other hidden in plain sight venues. Explore the meanings of that which was lost but now is found, with tales of sailors, swords, and signatures.

The final session will be held at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St, where participants will see the objects in person.

  • Group Leader(s): CATHERINE ALLGOR
  • Days: Thursdays
  • Times: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Start Date: 4/2/2020
  • End Date: 4/23/2020
  • Sessions: 4
  • Exceptions: recurring
  • Venue: Fisher College
  • Teaching Style: Seminar
  • Weekly Preparation: 0 - 1 hour
  • Biography: Founded in 1791, the Massachusetts Historical Society is an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures. As the nation’s first historical society, the MHS strives to enhance the understanding of our nation’s past and its connection to the present. Its collections are accessible to anyone with an interest in American history. Beyond research, the MHS offers many ways for the public to enjoy its collections including engaging programs, thought-provoking exhibitions, publications, seminars, and teacher workshops.
  • Address: 118 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02116