Buried 'neath all of the goings on was the approaching anniversary. The recent American Ancestor had a brief history of the NEHGS starting with the founders who are listed below (Wikipedia has a few links):
Charles Ewer (1790-1853)
Lemuel Shattuck (1793-1859)
Samuel Gardner Drake (1798-1875)
John Wingate Thornton (1818-1878)
William Henry Montague (1804-1889)
Congratulations to the NEHGS.
Remarks: Modified: 09/16/2020