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The Colonial Society of Massachusetts
87 Mount Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-2782

Colonial Society of Massachusetts

Founded in 1892, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts is a non-profit educational foundation designed to promote the study of Massachusetts history from earliest settlement through the first decades of the nineteenth century. The chief business of the Colonial Society is to publish documents related to the early history of Massachusetts. From time to time, the Colonial Society convenes scholarly conferences to encourage research on subjects of special interest. We generally publish the proceedings of these conferences in order to make the information imparted there more widely available.

In addition to our principal activities, we convene annually a day-long Graduate Student Forum, where Ph.D. candidates report on their work in progress and receive supportive advice from the event’s senior scholar facilitator and from CSM members and other graduate students in attendance. We also hold periodic workshops for K-12 teachers in the Boston area, cosponsor The New England Quarterly and its Whitehill Prize, participate in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, and maintain an important Boston landmark at 87 Mount Vernon Street, one of a handful of intact private houses built by the architect Charles Bulfinch.

Together with the Winterthur Museum, the Colonial Society cosponsored the conference, “New Perspectives on Boston Furniture, 1630-1860,” held in Wilmington, Delaware on March 6 through 8, 2013, and we will publish the proceedings of that event.