Welcome to the History of Massachusetts blog! This site is packed full of information about Massachusetts history.

The History of Massachusetts aims to give readers in-depth, detailed and hard-to-find historical information on centuries of Massachusetts history, starting in the 17th century and ending in the present day.

This blog brings you topics and info you can’t find anywhere else. It focuses heavily on firsthand accounts, quotes and reports from the original sources to give readers a better understanding of what really happened.

Many historical facts are often lost or distorted over time, so the History of Massachusetts vows to clear up any misinformation or myths.

The blog articles cover everything from the state’s early history, when only Native-Americans, traders and early explorers occupied the land, to modern times.

In doing so, the blog explores how Massachusetts has slowly evolved over time from a small British colony to what it is today and how it has overcome wars, mass hysteria, a revolution and economic struggles along the way.

To get you started, here’s a list of some of our most popular posts:

The Salem Witch Trials
The Roles of Women in the Revolutionary War
Deborah Sampson: Woman Warrior of the American Revolution
John Proctor: First Male Accused Witch
Tituba: The Slave of Salem
Elizabeth Proctor: The Salem Witch Trials Widow
Where Did the First Shot Heard Round the World Happen?
Where is the Real Gallows Hill
History of Danvers State Hospital
The Trial of Rebecca Nurse


Home — 2 Comments

  1. Was anyone living in Massachusetts in 1577? I have some genealogy here that says one of my ancestors was born in 1577 in Scituate, MA. Is that possible???

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