Brenton Simons on history, genealogy, collecting, and the arts



March 29, 2018

Pictured: "Mayflower Descendant: A Journal of Pilgrim Genealogy & History," a publication of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in association with the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants.

As we approach the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim landing...

March 22, 2018

Pictured: a detail of Michael Metcalf's 1652 great chair, Dedham Historical Society, Dedham, Massachusetts.

Continuing in the theme of historic chairs, I am delighted to write this time about an "ancestral chair." Through one of the most recent publications of the New E...

March 14, 2018

Chief among the ubiquitous English country house furnishings we notice on tours led by Curt DiCamillo of the New England Historic Genealogical Society is the velvet- or velour-covered coronation chair. Not to be confused with the more famous St. Edward's Chair or King...

March 8, 2018

 Pictured: On the set of CNBC's "Closing Bell," on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, with anchor Bill Griffeth. Herbert D. Simons, left, Bill Griffeth, center, D. Brenton Simons, right. 

Veteran news anchor Bill Griffeth, who serves as a trustee of the New...

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