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



August 15, 2019

It was a great pleasure to present Presidential historian and bestselling author Douglas Brinkley with his genealogy at the American Ancestors-New England Historic Genealogical Society dinner in Brookline, Massachusetts, on July 25, 2019, when he spoke on "the Art of P...

August 6, 2019

Join internationally renowned country house expert Curt DiCamillo, NEHGS Curator of Collections, next month (September 15-21) as we explore the finest houses in and around Co. Kilkenny. From the grand Castletown, Ireland's largest and most important 18th-century countr...

August 5, 2019

I am honored to announce that Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts has appointed me to the Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commission. I was sworn in as a Commissioner in a brief ceremony this morning on the Governor’s Balcony at the State House by Jordan Maynard, the Go...

March 4, 2019

On Friday March 29, 2019, the Associates of the Boston Public Library will host a commemorative event marking the 150th anniversary of the National Peace Jubilee:

"In 1869 Americans from across the country gathered in Copley Square to celebrate the end of the Civil War...

February 19, 2019

Please join me! On Monday, April 8, 2019, I will give an all-new, illustrated talk in Washington, DC, on "Four Centuries of American Family Heritage Treasures and a rare glimpse at some of the originals themselves" at a luncheon (12:00 pm to 1:30 p.m) hosted by three d...

February 19, 2019

Carnegie Hall and 75+ partnering organizations will sponsor a festival of 100+

events in New York City entitled "Migrations: The Making of America," beginning February 28, 2019 (and at Carnegie Hall on March 9, 2019). Events range from talks and workshops to musical pre...

February 15, 2019

A truly remarkable contribution to the field of genealogy has been achieved by my colleague and friend, David Watson Kruger. If you are lucky enough to be closely related to David, you have just hit genealogical pay dirt! He has recently completed a six-volume genealog...

February 7, 2019

Genealogist Don Charles Stone has prepared a magnificent chart for me tracing my descents from Charlemagne, William the Conqueror, Edward I, and other kings and noblemen. While I knew I had such ancestry, Don's enormous chart brings these historical figures to life in...

November 20, 2018

Genealogist Gary Boyd Roberts, Senior Research Scholar Emeritus at and the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, has announced his forthcoming book "The Mayflower 500: Mayflower Descents of 500 Notable Americans ..." to be published i...

November 6, 2018

Illuminate Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 4:30 pm,

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Starts at National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse, 19 Town Square, Plymouth, concludes at Plymouth Waterfront  

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Above, American Ancestors CE...

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