August 24, 2021 | News & Events

Supporting the NEHGS Virtual Family History Benefit with Author Anthony Amore

Welch & Forbes is proud to have supported the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s Summer Virtual Family History Benefit held on July 29, 2021.

The Summer Virtual Family History Benefit hosted author and art theft expert Anthony M. Amore in conversation with Curt DiCamillo, American Ancestors/NEHGS Curator of Special Collections.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society characterizes Anthony Amore’s introduction as the following:

“As an expert in the museum and security fields and talented writer of several bestselling books, we’re delighted to welcome Anthony as the guest speaker for our annual summer event,” said Brenton Simons. “It will be a memorable evening of art, true crime, and intrigue, where attendees will no doubt be engrossed by his compelling account of one of the most fascinating art heists of our time.” Amore is an author and expert in security matters, especially those related to art and homeland security. As Director of Security and Chief Investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, he is charged with the ongoing efforts to recover thirteen works of art stolen from the museum in 1990. His latest work, The Woman Who Stole Vermeer (2020), profiles Rose Dugdale, the 33-year-old British heiress who in 1974 orchestrated the largest art heist at the time: the theft of 19 works from Russborough House in Ireland. He also co-authored, with reporter Tom Mashberg, Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists (2011) and is the author of The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds and Forgeries in the Art World (2015).

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Once again, we are proud to support an institution like NEHGS which holds dear care and respect towards comprehensive family history research and legacy services.

If you have questions about this benefactor support or other subjects, contact Ed Sullivan, Vice President, at 617-557-9800 or

Disclosure: Welch & Forbes is a sponsor of this event and this advertisement should not be considered an endorsement by the New England Historic Genealogical Society.