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

Begin at the Beginning - Overstepping Their Bounds: How the Puritans Wrested Massachusetts from ...

21Apr 1:00PM 2018

In 1628, King Charles the 1st made a royal grant of what is now the entire state of Massachusetts (not including Plymouth) to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Remarkably ...

Modern American Society and Culture Seminar

Creepy Crawling in Los Angeles: The Manson Family and Cultural Mixing as Apocalypse

24Apr 5:15PM 2018

Charles Manson made national news in 1969 when several “Family” members were arrested for murder, but by then he was well-established in Los Angeles. This ...

Conversation; This Land is Your Land

This Land is Your Land Series: Public Land

25Apr 6:00PM 2018
There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30.

Massachusetts has undertaken large scale preservation of open space by government entities. The Boston Public Garden, the Emerald Necklace, the first American public ...

From our Blog

This Week @ MHS

The Society is CLOSED on Monday, 16 April, for Patiots' Day/Marathon Monday. Enjoy the race! After the holiday we get right back into the public events here at the MHS. Here are the details: - ...

“Vast awful & never ending Eternity”: Personal Accounts of ...

I recently came across the Elizabeth Craft White diary, written in 1770 when the death of her husband left her distraught. “Life seems a burden to me since Death, Cruel, & unrelenting Death- ...

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