Student Programs and Class 访问s

MHS staff offer primary-source-based workshops for K-16 students on a variety of topics. Participants become historians as they investigate a particular historical topic using a broad range of materials from the Society’s collections. Most programs also include an introduction to the library, a virtual tour of the MHS website or particular digital projects, and an opportunity to examine original documents and artifacts. All student programs and class visits are free of charge.

The Society is located at 1154 Boylston Street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Please be advised that there is limited parking for guests, and no dedicated bus parking. 本地团体, public transportation is often the most efficient way to bring students to our building. (访问我们的 方向 page for more information about traveling to the MHS.)

Schedule a K-12 Class 访问

Interested in bringing a group of K-12 students to the MHS? 教育 staff will work with you to create a memorable educational experience!

We offer the following programs for K-12 groups of 30 or fewer students:

  • 主要资料介绍: What is a primary source, and how do we use them for historical inquiry?
     
  • 档案简介: What does it look like to do research in an archive, and how can students find resources in an archive to support their own research?
     
  • show - and - tell: 这短, customizable program is a straightforward show-and-tell of highlights from our collections. It can be offered as a standalone program or combined with either Intro to Primary Sources or 档案简介. 

Programs last between 1-1.5 hours, depending on class size. 

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Schedule a University/College Class 访问

Expose your students to the vast potential of conducting primary source research at the MHS. Our 教育 and 图书馆 staff team up to offer two types of programs aimed at college and first-year graduate level students. Please note that due to limited seating in the reading room, students cannot conduct independent research during a class visit. 通过请求, our staff can work with the instructor in advance of the class visit to design an appropriate assignment that will bring students back to conduct research in the MHS reading room.

  1. MHS简介 – In this 90-minute program students receive a general introduction to the institution, learn about research potential of our broad collections, view examples of the different types of original resources we hold, and take an instructional tour of the MHS library.
  2. 自定义程序 – Instructors can work with MHS staff to create a program based on the class topic or desired outcomes. In most cases the instructor and MHS staff collaborate to generate a list of specific items, often centered around a particular theme, to be displayed in a show-and-tell format.

In most cases we can accommodate groups of up to 30 students at one time. Please contact us if you would like to discuss options for larger groups.

For more information, or to schedule your program, please contact the 图书馆 at (617) 646-0571 or dhinchen@csjingye.com.