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
  • Fred 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
  • William C. Clendaniel
  • Nancy R. Coolidge
  • 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

  • Benjamin C. Adams
  • Nancy S. Anthony
  • Dean Atkins
  • Edward Baldini
  • Emily Brooks
  • John G. L. Cabot 
  • Richard W. Cheek
  • Constance B. Coburn
  • Amy Domini
  • Joan Fink
  • Newell Flather
  • Peter R.O. Fleiss
  • Deborah M. Gates
  • Henry Louis Gates
  • Jonathan Hecht
  • James DeK. Houghton
  • Susan W. Hunnewell
  • Rene F. Jones
  • Paul Kuenstner
  • Haven Ladd
  • Robin M. Lawrence
  • George Lewis
  • Janina Longtine
  • Jonathan Loring
  • Amelia Lloyd McCarthy
  • Elizabeth H. Owens
  • Thomas M. Paine
  • Anthony D. Pell
  • Robert Pemberton
  • George Putnam
  • Amy de Rham
  • Cokie B. Roberts
  • 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

Upcoming Events

For the Union Dead: Bostonians Travel East in Search of Answers in the Post-Civil War Era

22Feb 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

After the Civil War, artists and writers from Boston faced a question that haunted America: what’s next? For cultural leaders like Charles Eliot Norton and Isabella ...

Teacher Workshop

Slavery & the U.S. Supreme Court

24Feb 9:00AM 2018
Registration fee: $25 per person

How did the personal and political philosophies of Justices John Marshall, Roger B. Taney, and Joseph Story influence their proslavery positions? Paul Finkelman, ...

Author Talk

Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation’s Highest Court

26Feb 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

The three most important Supreme Court Justices before the Civil War Chief Justices John Marshall and Roger B. Taney and Associate Justice Joseph Story upheld the ...

From our Blog

This Week @ MHS

The Society is CLOSED on Monday, 19 February, for Presidents Day.  It is a holiday-shortened week but there is still plenty of action happening here at the Society. Below are details for what we ...

When the Harlem Renaissance Meets Jim Crow

Your reference to the southerners regard, or rather, disregard of the Negro [--] I experienced a rather amusing incident a few weeks ago.       This passage comes from a letter ...

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