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Heritage Tours

Exclusive guided tours led by experts in history, art, and heritage

Explore the world on educational excursions planned exclusively for members and friends of American Ancestors. Our tours combine stimulating travel with lifelong learning leaving you enriched, enlightened, and refreshed.

Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England

The Stories They Tell

. . . from the Herdeg Collection

Visit a historic home and walk through history as told by the art and objects inside. Longtime collectors John and Judith Herdeg introduce you to their salvaged 18th-century house filled with favorite objects from their collection of American fine and decorative arts.

Objects in the Herdeg collection

Family Treasures wins New England Society Book Award

Published in 2020 to coincide with the 75th anniversary of American Ancestors/NEHGS, Family Treasures: 175 Years of Collecting Art and Furniture at the New England Historic Genealogical Society examines some of the organization’s most intriguing objects, many of which tell fascinating stories about American, English, and Native American history, among other topics.

Family Treasures book cover with New England Society Book Award seal