Board of Trustees & Council of Overseers

Board of Trustees

  • Benjamin C. Adams
  • Oliver F. Ames
  • Levin H. Campbell, Jr.
  • Prof Joyce E. Chaplin 
  • Herbert P. Dane
  • G. Nathaniel Jeppson 
  • Anthony H. Leness
  • Anne Craige McNay
  • G. Marshall Moriarty, Chair, Council of Overseers
  • Claire Nee Nelson
  • Lisa B. Nurme
  • John O’Leary
  • Frederick G. Pfannenstiehl
  • Robert G. Ripley, Jr.
  • Byron Rushing 
  • Paul W. Sandman, Chair, Board of Trustees
  • R. Newcomb Stillwell
  • William N. Thorndike
  • Edward L. Widmer 
  • Judith Bryant Wittenberg

Catherine Allgor, President

 

 

LIFE TRUSTEES

  • Bernard Bailyn
  • Amalie M. Kass
  • Honorable Levin H. Campbell
  • Henry Lee

TRUSTEE EMERITI

  • Charles Ames
  • Frederick D. Ballou
  • William C. Clendaniel
  • Nancy R. Coolidge
  • William R. Cotter
  • Arthur C. Hodges
  • John F. Moffitt
  • Lia G. Poorvu
  • L. Dennis Shapiro
  • J. Peter Spang
  • James M. Storey
  • John L. Thorndike
  • Hiller B. Zobel

Council of Overseers

  • Nancy S. Anthony
  • Dean Atkins
  • Edward B. Baldini
  • John G. L. Cabot 
  • Peter A. Caro
  • Richard W. Cheek
  • Constance B. Coburn
  • Amy Domini
  • Joan Fink
  • Newell Flather
  • Peter R.O. Fleiss
  • Jonathan Hecht
  • James DeK. Houghton
  • Susan W. Hunnewell
  • Rene F. Jones
  • Paul Kuenstner
  • Haven Ladd
  • Robin M. Lawrence
  • George Lewis
  • Jonathan Loring
  • Amelia Lloyd McCarthy
  • Thomas M. Paine
  • Robert Pemberton
  • George Putnam
  • Amy de Rham
  • Alan Rogers
  • Elizabeth G. Ryland
  • Mary Rogers Saltonstall
  • James W. Segel
  • Kristin Servison
  • Michael Shea
  • Miles F. Shore
  • John L. Thorndike
  • W. Nicholas Thorndike
  • William P. Veillette
  • John Winthrop
  • J. Rodman Wright

Upcoming Events

History of Women and Gender Seminar

Transgender History and Archives: An Interdisciplinary Conversation

18Dec 5:30PM 2018
Location: Knafel Center, Radcliffe Institute

This panel aims to begin an interdisciplinary conversation in transgender history. What is the state of the field of transgender studies in history, archiving, and public ...

MHS Tour

The History and Collections of the MHS

22Dec 10:00AM 2018

The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, ...

Early American History Seminar

The Consecration of Samuel Seabury and the Crisis of Atlantic Episcopacy, 1782-1807

8Jan 5:15PM 2019

Samuel Seabury’s consecration in 1784 signaled a transformation in the organization of American Protestantism. After more than a century of resistance to the office ...

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“On the Borders of Nonsense”: John Quincy Adams, Poet

It was a rainy day in May 1839 and John Quincy Adams, stuck inside, was amusing himself writing poetry. He was trying to imitate the Roman poet Horace, and outdo the English poet Alexander Pope. ...

Barefoot Families and Demon Rum: The Work of an Urban Missionary

In June 1854, the Boston City Missionary Society appointed a Methodist Episcopal clergyman named Luman Boyden to serve as missionary to the poor in East Boston. The 48-year-old Boyden (pictured above, ...

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