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Virtual Winter Family History Benefit 2022

The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream, Honoring Author and Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein
January 27, 2022 6:00 p.m. ET
D. Brenton Simons OBE
Ryan J. Woods

Honoring Author and Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Schedule of Events: 6:00 p.m. Virtual Program

The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream presented by David M. Rubenstein

In conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff


Preservation and History Award Recipient


David M. Rubenstein served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Smithsonian Institution. Long considered a leader of “patriotic philanthropy,” he has made transformative gifts for the restoration or repair of several national monuments and institutions including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the National Zoo, and the Library of Congress. Rubenstein is host of Bloomberg TV’s The David Rubenstein Show and Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein and author of The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians (2019) and How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers (2020).


In Conversation With


Stacy Schiff is the author of The Witches: Salem, 1692, a #1 bestseller; Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry, a Pulitzer Prize finalist; A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, a multi-award winner; and Cleopatra: A Life, also a #1 bestseller. Among her many honors, Schiff has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Schiff is also a NEHGS Lifetime Achievement Award winner (2017).


Executive Office
D. Brenton Simons OBE
Author of the award-winning Witches, Rakes, and Rogues, and other books, Brenton Simons has served as President and CEO of American Ancestors - New England Historic Genealogical Society, the nation’s flagship genealogical institution, since 2005.
Executive Office
Ryan J. Woods
An educator and historian, Ryan Woods is President & CEO of American Ancestors. For nearly two decades, he has led the development of award-winning experiences for exploring family history, heritage, & culture.
Virtual Access Only

Access to a personal device and internet connection is required to take full advantage of the live broadcast.  This program will be shared over Zoom Video Conferencing. If you are unable to join the live broadcast, you will have access to a full recording.