26 Oct

NYG&B Fall Benefit Luncheon Featuring Russell Shorto

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 12:30pm
Russell Shorto
Event Location: 
Down Town Association, 60 Pine Street, New York, NY (Wainwright Room)
Event Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

NYG&B President D. Joshua Taylor 
speaks with luncheon guests. 

At this point, online registration has closed, but a few seats are still available - please call Jennifer Davis at 212-755-8532 x208 if you would like to purchase a ticket. 

The NYG&B has been preserving, documenting, and sharing the stories of New York's families since 1869.

As a non-profit genealogy society, we rely on the support of our members and donors and we are sincerely thankful for your support and interest in our mission

We invite you and your friends to join us on October 26 for our annual Fall Benefit Luncheon, featuring a talk by award-winning author Russell Shorto, whose books include the bestselling Island at the Center of the World and, most recently, Revolution Song: America’s Founding in Six Remarkable Lives.

Mr. Shorto will discuss those subjects as well as his current research interest: his own family.

Learn more about
this award-winning

In the process, he’ll talk about similarities and differences between writing history and family history, and the unique challenges of the latter.

He will also be available to sign copies of his books at the event. 

The Fall Benefit Luncheon is an annual NYG&B event supporting our mission of preserving, protecting and promoting New York stories.

Last year's guest, author Brooke Kroeger (The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote), gave a fascinating talk, and all attendees had a fantastic time. 

We hope you can join us for a fantastic meal, great conversation, and a chance to hear from and speak with an esteemed author of historical works.

We are grateful to our Benefit Committee for their help making this event a success year after year and we are especially excited about Russell Shorto being our guest of honor this October.



Benefit Committee:

  • Bruce Addison
  • Lorraine Bell
  • Iain Bruce
  • Anne Buiter
  • Michelle Caruso
  • Sara Champion
  • Elbrun Kimmelman
  • Brooke Kroeger
  • Luke Pontifell
  • Suzanne Roff
  • Jeanne Sloane
  • McKelden Smith