Brenton Simons on history, genealogy, collecting, and the arts
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Royal trappings: coronation chairs of George VI and Elizabeth II
Chief among the ubiquitous English country house furnishings we notice on tours led by Curt DiCamillo of the New England Historic...
NEHGS trustee Bill Griffeth named co-anchor of Nightly Business Report on PBS
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,...
Honoring an American legend: bestselling author David McCullough
On Friday, April 27, 2018 the New England Historic Genealogical Society will present Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough with...
Kidnapped heiresses: from Patty Hearst to the Mackintosh sisters of Boston
Having written about kidnapped heiresses in the colonial period, I was interested to delve into a modern case and so watched CNN's...
L'Enfant's breathtaking diploma created for the Society of the Cincinnati
Pictured: a parchment diploma of the Society of the Cincinnati signed by George Washington and Henry Knox. Author's collection. The...
A future princess and a cheetah
HRH Princess Michael of Kent, author of "A Cheetah's Tale." Copyright John Swannell. Courtesy of Bradt Travel Guides. One of the most...
The Crom Castle experience
Pictured: Crom Castle, near Newtownbutler, co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, home of the Earl of Erne. In 2017, I was delighted to...
A bust of the great Boston historian Walter Muir Whitehill
In 2016, I was approached by sculptor Marcia Zonis who wished to donate a superb 1971 plaster bust of Walter Muir Whitehill (1905-1978),...
The Adams Homestead
Pictured: Doorway of John Adams birthplace. The first member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1845 was the former...
Visiting with the Society of Colonial Wars and other friends in Palm Beach
Pictured: Brenton Simons at a dinner of the Florida Society of Colonial Wars, Palm Beach, Florida. One of our most distinguished partners...