Making History Gala

Gala Program


Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/clio/meacham.jpgFeaturing Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian, contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, and contributing editor at TIME. His #1 New York Times bestseller, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, looks at tumultuous periods in American history when presidents and ordinary citizens came together to rebuild a civic trust.

 In conversation with Emily Rooney, Host of “Beat the Press” on WGBH

She is the creator and former host of Greater Boston. Since 1997, Emily has brought her journalistic credentials and deep knowledge of media, politics and culture to the WGBH audience and has earned numerous awards, including the National Press Club's prestigious Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, a series of New England Emmy Awards, and Associated Press recognition for Best News/Talk Show. Before coming to WGBH, Emily was director of political coverage and special events at Fox Network in New York from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, she was executive producer of ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Emily also worked at WCVB-­TV in Boston from 1979 to 1993, where she served as news director for three years and as assistant news director before that.

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Ticket Buyer


(Number of Tickets)
16 8 4 1
Gala Treat Delivery
Digital Program
Book Advertisement
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Digital Program Book
Name Listing
Cocktail Corner
Breakout Room
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Submit a question
for Meacham-Rooney Conversation
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Signed Meacham Book
for each guest
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Proceeds support the Massachusetts Historical Society and its Center for the Teaching of History.

All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. The MHS Tax ID is 042108374.

Honorary Chairs

Governor Charlie Baker and First Lady Lauren Baker
Edward C. and Lillie B. Johnson
Henry Lee
CJ and Neil Musante
Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Gala Committee

Jim Segel- Gala Chair
Catherine Allgor
Olly Ames
Lee Campbell
Bert Dane
Gene Dahmen
Iris and Bob Fanger
Joan Fink
Anne McNay
Marshall Moriarty
Paul Sandman
Michael Shea
Newk Stillwell