Board of Trustees & Council of Overseers

Board of Trustees

  • Benjamin C. Adams, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Oliver F. Ames, Jr., Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Edward B. Baldini, Vice Treasurer
  • Melinda Barber
  • Levin H. Campbell, Jr.
  • Nancy Cott
  • Annette Gordon-Reed
  • G. Nathaniel Jeppson
  • René F. Jones
  • Anthony H. Leness, Treasurer
  • Anne Craige McNay
  • G. Marshall Moriarty, Chair, Council of Overseers
  • Claire Nee Nelson
  • John O’Leary
  • Frederick G. Pfannenstiehl
  • Robert G. Ripley, Jr.
  • Paul W. Sandman, Chair, Board of Trustees
  • James W. Segel
  • Michael Shea
  • R. Newcomb Stillwell
  • William N. Thorndike
  • Edward L. Widmer
  • Judith Bryant Wittenberg, Secretary

Catherine Allgor, President

LIFE TRUSTEES

  • Bernard Bailyn
  • Levin H. Campbell, Sr.
  • Henry Lee

TRUSTEES EMERITI

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

Dennis Fiori, President Emeritus

Council of Overseers

  • Richard D. Batchelder, Jr.
  • Leah Camhi
  • Peter A. Caro
  • Joyce E. Chaplin
  • Karilyn Crockett
  • Arthur G. Epker, III
  • Iris Fanger
  • Joan Fink
  • Newell Flather
  • Michael B. Fox
  • Henry Louis Gates
  • Gregory G. Groover, Sr.
  • Sharlyn Heslam
  • Susan W. Hunnewell
  • Paul Kuenstner
  • Haven Ladd
  • Robin M. Lawrence
  • George Lewis
  • Janina Longtine
  • Jonathan Loring
  • Robert B. Minturn
  • Penny Outlaw
  • Robert Pemberton
  • Richard N. Pierson, III
  • Daniel Rasmussen
  • Byron D. Rushing
  • Elizabeth G. Ryland
  • Mary Rogers Saltonstall
  • Kristin Servison
  • Steven M. Tadler
  • Louisa Thomas
  • W. Nicholas Thorndike
  • John Winthrop
  • J. Rodman Wright

Upcoming Events

Brown Bag; Online Event

“We Have Always Regarded the Question of Slavery, as Really and Essentially That of Labor”: The ...

24Sep 12:00PM 2020
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In the years before the Civil War, Boston was at the forefront of numerous American radical and reform movements. At the same time, the city was also a site of ...

Malgeri Modern American Society and Culture Seminar; Online Event

"No unseated crowd is liable to be orderly" : Organizing Audiences around Spectacle in the ...

29Sep 5:15PM 2020
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Crowd control technologies—turnstiles, bleachers, stanchions, and seats—channel bodies through the spaces of cultural performance: theater, music, and sport. ...

Online Event; Conversation

Will Public Education Survive?: A Look at the Threats to Education Systems from Privatization and ...

30Sep 5:30PM 2020
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The rise of the Religious Right has coincided with the privatization movement in public schools. While some may feel that this is coincidental, there is reason to believe ...

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Join us for a program this week! Here is a look at what is going on: - Tuesday, 29 January, 5:15 PM: Better Teaching through Technology, 1945-1969, with Victoria Cain, Northeastern ...

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Like so many good stories here at the Historical Society, it began with a reference question. Jeremy Belknap, hunting through his sources, asked Vice President John Adams for some help. Belknap, the ...

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