Boston National Historical Park's museum and archival collections are available to researchers, by appointment, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Appointments should be made 48 hours in advance, but two weeks' notice is preferred. The collections are closed on all federal holidays. To access the archival collections, must complete and sign an Access & Use Policy form, a Researcher Registration form, and a Copyright & Privacy form. To schedule an appointment, contact Boston National Historical Park's Museum Specialist, Brandon Sexton, at 617-242-5620, or by e-mail.
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Did You Know?
Owning a shop to sell sewing supplies was one of the few occupations available to women in 18th century Boston. Many women were widowed by the French & Indian War and supported their families by working in the sewing trades. By 1770 over 70 shop-owning women in Boston were called "She-Merchants."