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

  • 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
  • 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

Online Event

The First Reconstruction: Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

17May 5:30PM 2021
This is an online program

It may be difficult to imagine that a consequential black electoral politics evolved in the United States before the Civil War, for as of 1860, the overwhelming majority ...

Online Event; Conversation; Racial Injustice Series

Confronting Racial Injustice: The War on Drugs in Massachusetts: The Racial Impact of the School ...

19May 6:00PM 2021
This is an online program

In the 1980s, Massachusetts embraced the War on Drugs, enacting harsh mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. It took decades to confront the reality ...

Online Event

Of Thee I Sing: The Contested History of American Patriotism

26May 5:30PM 2021
This is an online program

When we talk about patriotism in America, we tend to mean one form: the version captured in shared celebrations like the national anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance. But ...

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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 ...

Founder to Founder

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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