Massachusetts Historical Society

The Object of History: MHS Podcast

Listen to the trailer above. Beginning January 2022, the MHS will release one new episode per month.


Welcome to The Object of History! The extraordinary collections of the MHS tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures. Each episode of the podcast takes you on a behind the scenes tour of that vast collection. Hosts Cassie Cloutier and Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai speak with staff experts and scholars to learn about the stories behinds our collections and gain a richer understanding of the past.

If you are someone who loves to learn about history through material objects and manuscripts, if you always wish you could hold the documents in a display case at a museum, or if you get chills thinking about how the artifact in front of you belonged to a real historical person, then this podcast is for you.

Learn more about the team.


To learn more, watch this conversation with the producers and staff experts sharing highlights and talking about what was left on the cutting room floor.




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