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



January 14, 2018

 In 2011, I was contacted by Alison Leigh Cowan, who was then a writer at The New York Times, looking for leads on families that originated in New Amsterdam and, in the following centuries, had an impact on American history and settled across the country. She was looki...

January 12, 2018

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, I will present a Lifetime Achievement Award in History and Biography on behalf of the New England Historic Genealogical Society to author and historian William M. Fowler, Jr., one of the giants of the Boston history community, at the Harv...

January 11, 2018

Welcome to The Antiquarto, where you will find topics of history, genealogy, collecting, and the arts. I look forward to posting news of my personal and professional activities and to sharing news on books and articles, lectures, events, travels, colleagues and friends...

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