A best-selling author series by American Ancestors

Stories of American history, heritage, and culture

As part of our mission to educate, inspire and connect people to their family history, the American Inspiration Author Series explores themes of personal identity, families, immigration, and social and cultural history. Discover inspiring and thought-provoking stories of American families and the complex history which has shaped this country.

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The Brue Family Learning Center

American Inspiration: A best-selling author series by American Ancestors

Our Partners

American Inspiration Author Series partners with a variety of influential Boston institutions for many of our events, including Boston Public Library, GBH Forum Network, Museum of African American HistoryPorter Square Books, and the State Library of Massachusetts.

Porter Square Books, Boston Public Library, GBH, Museum of African American History, State Library of Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

Author Event

Paul Fisher with The Grand Affair: John Singer Sargent in His World

Join author Paul Fisher for an illustrated talk about the storied life and groundbreaking work of painter John Singer Sargent.


Moderated by Meghan Weeks
December 12, 2022

American Inspiration Author Series

Author Event

Malcolm Gaskill with The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World

Historian Malcolm Gaskill exposes the history, theology, politics, and psychology of witch-hunts in Puritan New England, as he tells the tragic story of a family suspected of witchcraft in Springfield, Massachusetts.

January 18, 2023

American Inspiration Author Series

Photo Gallery

Enjoy a selection of photos from past in-person American Inspiration events.

Recent Past Events

Visit our Video Library to watch all past American Inspiration Author Series events.