Education and Programming

American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society Staff

Ginevra Morse
Vice President for Education and Programming
Ginevra Morse

Ginevra Morse joined the NEHGS staff in 2010 as Publications Coordinator, transitioning to the Education team as Online Education Coordinator in 2013. In that role, Ginevra developed the American Ancestors Online Learning Center: an online portal to resources including webinars, online courses, subject guides, and more. In 2014 Ginevra became the Director of Education and Online Programs. Today she oversees all education programs, including research tours and programs, seminars, workshops, online programs, conferences, group visits, offsite lectures, youth education, and community events. Ginevra previously worked in marketing for an academic, foreign language publisher, where she created webinars and other online learning initiatives for teachers. Ginevra holds a B.A. in anthropology from McGill University in Montréal.

Ginevra can be reached at gmorse@nehgs.org or 617-226-1227

Dustin Axe
Youth Genealogy Curriculum Coordinator
Dustin Axe

Dustin studied Social Studies education at Purdue University. He is a licensed teacher with more than 15 years of experience teaching a variety of subjects to students in informal settings. His previous work experience includes the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. There he developed and led hands-on science labs for students of all ages and backgrounds.

Dustin can be reached at dustin.axe@nehgs.org or 617-226-1265

Cy Britt
Director of Heritage Tours
Cy Britt

Cy joined the NEHGS staff in the fall of 2018 as the organization’s first Director of Heritage Tours. In this role, she serves as the lead staff person to conceptualize, plan, and execute all aspects of in-depth customized travel programs and destination-based educational experiences for NEHGS members and friends. All of the programs align with the NEHGS mission, and serve to educate, inspire, and connect others with family history.

Cy comes to NEHGS with extensive program management experience and a deep understanding of meaningful member cultivation and engagement. Prior to her appointment as Director, she launched and expanded the ’GBH Educational Foundation travel program and alumnae travel program at Wellesley College, successfully directing varied and far reaching experiences. As a consultant, she independently developed and offered such in-depth educational adventures as “People-to-People Educational Exchanges to Cuba,” “Cultural Passages through Turkey, and “Berlin: Historic Treasures and Modern Marvels” before consulting on NEHGS tours led by Curt DiCamillo and Robert Charles Anderson. Cy is a graduate of Tufts University and Duke University.

Cy can be reached at cy.britt@nehgs.org or 617-226-1267

Tricia Labbe
Events Manager
Tricia Labbe

A graduate of Clark University with an MA and a BA in History, Tricia comes to NEHGS with several years of customer service and administrative experience. Some of her previous professional roles have been at the American Antiquarian Society, the People’s World Peace Project, Skinner Inc., and the Worcester Historical Museum. Tricia is very interested in both New England and immigration history and spent her undergraduate and graduate years researching the Acadian Deportation of 1755 - a topic closely tied to her own family history and Maine roots.

Tricia can be reached at tricia.labbe@nehgs.org or 617-226-1226

Courtney Reardon
Events Manager
Courtney Reardon

A graduate of Dean College with a BA in dance, Courtney comes to American Ancestors/NEHGS with a wide range of experience in event planning and development. She most recently worked on the events team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Courtney began her career in non-profit theater at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater and The Academy of Performing Arts on Cape Cod.

Courtney can be reached at courtney.reardon@nehgs.org or 617-226-1215

Margaret M. Talcott
Director of Literary Programs & Partnerships
Margaret M. Talcott

Margaret joined American Ancestors and NEHGS in 2019 in support of our mission to educate, inspire, and connect. In that first year she created and launched the American Inspiration author series; in 2020, she derived and produced our new Conversation Series spotlighting well known writers, NEHGS genealogists, and other cultural leaders.

Margaret was previously the Producer of Literary Programs and Director of Marketing and Communications at The Music Hall, the nonprofit arts organization in Portsmouth, NH. There she served on its management team, driving institutional efforts aimed at expansion and directing communications for a successful $13.5 million capital campaign. In her twelve years’ producing the celebrated series Writers on a New England Stage in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, she presented nearly 200 author events featuring such renowned opinion leaders as David McCullough, Sonia Sotomayor, John Updike, Margaret Atwood, Ken Burns, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and David Brooks; on stage, she interviewed authors Lee Child, Anna Quindlen, Celeste Ng, Andre Dubus III, Stephen Greenblatt, Claire Messud, and Daniel Pink, and among others.

Margaret worked previously in New York as a Director and Vice President of corporate marketing at Merrill Lynch, in network news, and in book publishing. She graduated from Princeton University, did post-graduate work at The Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College, and was a scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She serves in leadership roles at several Boston-area cultural and community organizations and as a Corporate Trustee for The Trustees of Reservations.

Margaret can be reached at margaret.talcott@nehgs.org or 617-226-1248