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



April 18, 2018

One of my favorite things to occasionally give as a gift to friends, colleagues, and supporters of the New England Historic Genealogical Society is this hand-casted likeness in plaster of George Washington. This rare image, which is duplicated from an 19th c. antique c...

April 9, 2018

Pictured: Jonathan L. Fairbanks at the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts. By courtesy of Wicked Local. 

A festschrift honoring Jonathan L. Fairbanks, the distinguished American decorative arts expert, who served as longtime curator at the Museum of Fine Arts,...

April 4, 2018

I am pleased to announce that the multi-media exhibition,"Our Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History," has opened at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, and will be free to the public now through Wednesday, April 25, 2018:

This e...

April 3, 2018

The Boston Athenaeum has announced  a what promises to be a fun performance with literary performers and educators: "Shakespeare to Hip Hop: A Shakespeare Time-Traveling Speakeasy," on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 6 pm:

"Scholar or novice, student or teacher, Shakespeare T...

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