In this May 22, 2018, file photo, PEN literary service award recipient Stephen King attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Image: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File
Stephen and Tabitha King give $1.25M to genealogical society
Associated Press / 03:38 PM February 27, 2019
BOSTON —Stephen King and his wife, fellow novelist Tabitha King, have donated $1.25 million to the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
The Kings made the gift through their foundation to the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
The Boston-based organization is the nation’s oldest and largest genealogical society. It says it will use the gift announced Tuesday to develop educational programming and fund a curriculum in family history for public school students.
It will also help the organization expand its headquarters.
Brenton Simons is president and CEO of the society. He says the money will have “far-reaching benefits.”
The society says the Kings have deep personal interest in family and local history and their importance in education. NVG