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Support American Inspiration

Help fund a groundbreaking lecture series!

About American Inspiration

American Inspiration Author Series was created as an in-person series featuring best-selling writers and their latest books that explore themes of personal identity, families and immigration, and social and cultural history. Building on the momentum of the American Inspiration author series, in 2020 American Ancestors and the Boston Public Library partnered to present virtual events featuring today’s celebrated authors and their new books. Produced in partnership with the GBH Forum, these free author events are available online and recorded.


American Inspiration Author Series

Each American Inspiration lecture invites A-list speakers in the fields of history, genealogy, literature, genetics, and antiquarian arts to educate and entertain diverse and intellectually curious audiences. With your support, we can sustain and expand this groundbreaking series.

Specifically, your generosity will fund:


  • Staff required to run American Inspiration
  • Costs associated with online production of lectures
  • The creation of online materials
  • Promotion and marketing of American Inspiration
  • Speaker honorariums