My Favorite Things

A Benefit Event for Historic New England in support of the Library & Archives and Collections

Honoring Ron Bourgeault for his lifetime of contributions to Historic New England and the world of American decorative arts

Silver Treasures, Copper Kettles, Toasts & Roasts, and Brown Paper Packages Tied Up with Strings


Saturday, January 11, 6:00 PM
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
200 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Cocktail Attire | Wear Your Favorite Historical Thing (optional)

Sponsorship Levels

Collector: $25,000

Table for ten, complimentary valet parking at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston for named sponsor*, and more

Auctioneer: $10,000

Table for ten and more

Gavel: $6,000

Six tickets and more

Sponsorship gifts and reservations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, less $185 per reservations requested.
* Complimentary valet parking valued at $42 is not tax deductible.

Tribute Book

Share your personal message to Ron Bourgeault in a custom tribute book. All sponsorship levels include either a half or full page for your custom message. Full pages are $1,000, half pages are $750. Purchase pages here.



Place your dinner reservations here.

Can’t make the event? Make a donation.

Corporate Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Checks may be sent to:
My Favorite Things
Historic New England
141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

For more information, or to request an invitation, please contact:
[email protected]

Honorary Chairs

Lillie and Ned Johnson  |  Biddy and Bob Owens


Sandra and Holt Massey  |  Kristin and Roger Servison


Michael Carter  |  Edward Lee Cave  |  David and Victoria Croll
Susan Sloan and Arthur Clarke  |  Nancy and Michael Tooke  |  Gina and Steve White

Collector Sponsors

Edward Lee Cave
Sandra and Holt Massey
Kristin and Roger Servison

Auctioneer Sponsors

Pam and Bear Albright
David and Vicki Croll
Barbara and Amos Hostetter
Peter S. Lynch
Teresa and Dave Martland
Karen and Warren McFarlan
Biddy and Bob Owens
Susan Sloan and Arthur Clarke
Nancy and Michael Tooke

Gavel Sponsors

Jeffrey P. Beale
Maureen and Edward Bousa
George Fiske
Michael and Nancy Grogan
Jack and Anne Haley
Stephen Harby and Kritsada Buajud
Gregory Lombardi
Margaret and John Ruttenberg
Wendy Shattuck and Sam Plimpton
Gina and Steve White

Corporate Sponsors