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
Online
Free

The History of Clothing: Two Authors Discuss Style and Substance

Join us for a lively panel discussion featuring two new works on the history of clothing, from the opulent court of Louis XIV to the modern-day runway.

Moderated by Petra Slinkard
September 29, 2022

American Inspiration Author Series

Author Event
Online
Free

Adam Hochschild with  American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis

The award-winning historian brings to life 1917-1921 in America⁠—the forgotten yet crucial window between World War I and the Roaring Twenties.

October 11, 2022

American Inspiration Author Series

Author Event
Online
Paid

Uncovering Hidden Histories: Compiling Biographies of People Omitted from Written Record

Join us for this online conversation course bringing together genealogists, historians, and authors to discuss how to uncover the stories of individuals who have not been fully included in public record.

October 17, 2022

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.