Ralph Lowell Society events

WGBH Ralph Lowell Society members are invited to enjoy events reserved for our most loyal and generous supporters.
Upcoming Events

RooseveltsThe Roosevelts SOLD OUT
Friday, September 5, 5:30-7:30pm
Join Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns for a preview and discussion of his latest film, The Roosevelts, at the JFK Presidential Library in Columbia Point, Boston.

Thank you for your interest in this event! The Ralph Lowell Society's limited seats for this program have all been reserved. However, you are welcome to RSVP directly through the JFK Presidential Library and Museum's website.

Kristof NicholasCoffee & Conversation with Nicholas Krisof
Wednesday, October 1, 8-9am
Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times will be here to discuss his latest book A Path Appears.
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Death Comes to Pemberley Preview and Lecture
Monday, October 20, 6-7:30pm
Attend a preview of Masterpiece's new miniseries, Death Comes to Pemberley, followed by a lecture from historian Curt DiCamillo on Castle Howard and Chatsworth House, where many scenes from the series were filmed
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Lidia's Italy
Monday, November 3, 6-7:30pm
Lidia Bastianich, renowned chef and host of the beloved cooking series Lidia's Kitchen, returns to WGBH.
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Downton Abbey Season 5 Preview
December, TBA
Stay tuned for a December preview screening and party celebrating the upcoming fifth season of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece!
Past Events
One Hundred Foot Journey The Hundred-Foot Journey Advanced Screening
In The Hundred-Foot Journey, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch.
Wine Class with Philippe Newlin
Back by popular demand — renowned wine educator Philippe Newlin takes RLS members on an exploration of the wines of South America.
MasterpieceRLS New Member Breakfast
New RLS members are invited to breakfast with Susanne Simpson, Masterpiece senior producer, for a behind-the-scenes look at WGBH's award-winning drama series.
Masterpiece Classic"London in the 20th Century: The Glitter and Glamour at the Heart of the Empire" lecture by historian Curt DiCamillo
Enjoy a fascinating lecture on "London in the 20th Century" by historian Curt DiCamillo.

RLS Wine TastingWine Class with Philippe Newlin
Join fellow RLS members for a unique and informative look at the wines of Tuscany led by Philippe Newlin, wine educator and former tasting director at Wine and Spirits Magazine.
English Garden Lecture"The English Garden-Perfection on Earth" lecture by historian Curt DiCamillo
Historian Curt DiCamillo returns to WGBH to deliver a lecture titled "The English Garden—Perfection on Earth."

Downton Abbey Season 4 Preview Celebration
Attendees donned their period garb to prepare for the fourth season of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece.
American Experience Presents: JFK
American Experience marks the upcoming premiere of their film commemorating the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination with this screening and discussion, followed by a reception.
Making Masterpiece Book Signing
Join Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton at a book signing for her just-published Making Masterpiece.
RLS Wine Class: Napa vs. Bordeaux
Enjoy this informative and delectable wine class with fellow RLS members, led by renowned wine educator Philippe Newlin.
FRONTLINE: League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis event
Attend a screening, discussion, and cocktail party celebrating FRONTLINE’s 30th anniversary and upcoming film, League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis
Inspector Lewis Preview Event
Ralph Lowell Society members attended a sneak preview of Inspector Lewis Season 6 with executive producer Rebecca Eaton and Inspector Lewis himself, Kevin Whately.
An Evening with Nature
Fred Kaufman, executive producer of Nature, spoke to RLS members about filming the series and gave a preview of the next season.
Downton Abbey Season 3 Celebration
Ralph Lowell Society members were invited to attend a preview of Downton Abbey Season 3 featuring cast members Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham) and Rob James-Collier (Thomas Barrow).
Coffee with Geena Davis
Coffee with Geena Davis, founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, just for Ralph Lowell Society members.
Ken Burns: The Dustbowl
An evening with filmmaker Ken Burns in advance of the October premiere of his latest film: The Dustbowl.
This Old House
RLS members got a behind-the-scenes look at the work site of a home in Cambridge featured on This Old House with the crew and producers of the show.
Antiques Roadshow Kick-Off Celebration
RLS members joined appraisers and crew of Antiques Roadshow at the WGBH studios to celebrate the Roadshow’s stop in Boston.
Ken Burns An Evening with Ken Burns
An evening with filmmaker Ken Burns in conjunction with his film: Prohibition.
Christopher Kimball Insider tour of America's Test Kitchen
Ralph Lowell Society members at the Fellow level and above took an insider's tour of America's Test Kitchen studios in Brookline with series host Chris Kimball.
Bugs Bunny 13th Annual All Classical Cartoon Festival
Kids of all ages can enjoyed their favorite Warner Brothers cartoons set to classical music on a giant screen, along with live performances, storytellers, and more.
Jim Lehrer An Evening with Jim Lehrer
Ralph Lowell Society members at the President's Circle level and above joined WGBH Board Chair Amos Hostetter, Jr. and his wife Barbara at their house for a tribute to Jim Lehrer, co-producer and longtime anchor of PBS NewsHour.
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn A Christmas Celtic Sojourn Guest Street Session
A special one-hour performance at WGBH’s studios of A Christmas Celtic Sojourn.
Alan Cumming Masterpiece 40th-Anniversary Celebration
Masterpiece Mystery! host Alan Cumming, Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton, and guests celebrated Masterpiece's 40th anniversary at the WGBH studios.
Cocktails and Conversation with David Pogue
David Pogue is the New York Times personal technology columnist and host of Nova’s series, Making Stuff.
Diane Rehm Lunch with NPR’s Diane Rehm
A private Ralph Lowell Society lunch with this remarkable radio pioneer who in 31 years as host of her own series has turned civic discourse into an art form.
Scott Simon Cocktails and Conversation with NPR’s Scott Simon
NPR’s award-winning Scott Simon is host of Weekend Edition heard on 89.7 WGBH. Simon spoke about his book, inspired by his two daughters, entitled Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption.