Family History Benefit Dinner

An Evening with David McCullough

D. Brenton Simons and the New England Historic Genealogical Society invite you to an evening with Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree David McCullough

Friday, April 27, 2018

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel

138 St. James Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts


President’s Champagne Reception 5:30 P.M.
(Benefactor or Patron level registration required)

General Reception 6:30 P.M.

Genealogical Presentation and Dinner 7:00 P.M.

Platinum Benefactor

Wells Fargo

Gold Benefactors

Hemenway & Barnes
Nancy S. Maulsby
Sit Investment Associates

Silver Benefactors

3EDGE Asset Management
Judith Avery
Missy and Marsh Carter
Thomas Bailey Hagen
Robert Pemberton and Barbara Jordan
Welch & Forbes LLC
Justin and Genevieve Wyner


Stephen H. Case
Sherry Edwards
Jo Anne Makely
Mark Kimball Nichols
Herbert D. Simons
Lionel and Vivian Spiro
John and Nancy Clay Webster
Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation
Albert J. Zdenek, Jr.

Kindly register by April 20

Dark Coat and Tie—Black Tie Optional
Chic Dinner Party Attire

Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree David McCullough

Longtime New England Historic Genealogical Society honorary member David McCullough has been acclaimed as a “master of the art of narrative history.” He is twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, twice winner of the National Book Award, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.

His most recent book, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, a collection of his speeches and a New York Times bestseller, has been praised as “powerful,” “clarifying and uplifting,” “brilliant,” and a book “every citizen of the Republic ought to read.”

His widely praised The Wright Brothers, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and remained on the list for more than a year. The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, also a #1 bestseller, has been called “dazzling,” “history to be savored.” His book 1776 has been acclaimed “a classic,” while John Adams, published in 2001, remains one of the most praised and widely read American biographies of all time.

He has been a familiar presence on public television—as host of Smithsonian World, The American Experience, and narrator of numerous documentaries including Ken Burns’s The Civil War. John Adams, the seven-part mini-series on HBO produced by Tom Hanks, was one of the most acclaimed television events of recent years.

He and his wife Rosalee Barnes McCullough have five children and nineteen grandchildren.

Moderator Stacy Schiff

2017 NEHGS Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Stacy Schiff is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra; The Witches: Salem, 1692; Saint-Exupéry; Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov); A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America; and other acclaimed works.

To become a Benefactor or learn about sponsorship opportunities for this special event, please contact Jenna LaRiviere, Development Coordinator, at or at 617-226-1215.