Annual Program

The Society’s Annual Program for 2024 is full of opportunities for members and the public to learn more about the science and art of heraldry.

We have five online sessions planned for our E Pluribus Unum Lecture Series, our Society Annual Meeting, and an official presence planned for the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo Michigan, and, for the first time in the United States the International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences will be held in Boston. For more information on Congress please see their website.

We are actively seeking speakers for our 2025 Series. If you are interested, please email

E Pluribus Unum Lecture Series

April 20, 2024
“Early American State Heraldry, 1775-1783:  Sources, Symbols, and Messages” with Joe McMillan

June 8, 2024
Online International Heraldry Day Symposium 

August 17, 2024
“Heraldry and Nobility in the Province of Carolina” with William Done

October 19, 2024
“From Ashes to Ashes: A Case Study of the Phoenix in Select Scholastic and Ecclesiastical Arms” with Dr. Chad Krouse

December 14, 2024
“Scots Heraldry & American Clan Societies” with Ross McEwan

36th International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences – Boston

The 36th International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences will be held September 24th-28th in Boston, MA. The first time it has ever been held in the United States. It is being sponsored by American Ancestors, especially the NEHGS Committee on Heraldry, alongside the Academie Internationale d’Heraldique, Family Search, and Brady Brim-Deforest of Balvaird. A number of Society Members and Fellows will be presenting at this historic event, which has been held biannually since 1929. To register or for more information please see their page:

Annual Meetings

The Society holds an Annual Member’s Meeting each year to vote on major issues, programming, the election of Society officers, and more! We are beginning to shift to a new format for this, which will include; talks from society members and guests, in person meetings of the Board of Governors and our Committees, fun outings and excursions, a formal reception, and much more!

2024 – Boston, hosted by the New England Branch

The Society is proud to announce the return to in person Annual Meetings. Beginning this fall in Boston at the 36th ICGHS we shall come back in force and hold both a hybrid Annual Members Meeting, followed by a reception later on in the evening. More information, including ticketing and sponsorship coming soon.

2025 – hosted by the Great Lakes Branch

Our first in person Annual Meeting and Symposium will be held by the Great Lakes Branch of the Society in the summer of 2025. The host city, along with specific dates and a schedule will be announced in the coming months.

2026 – hosted by the Potomac Branch

We are tentatively planning a Semi-Quincentennial celebration in conjunction with our Annual Meeting in the DC area for 2026. Details TBA.