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Thomas Kershaw 

Owner and Chairman of the Board of Hampshire House Corporation, located in Boston Massachusetts, USA.  Our operations include:

  • Hampshire House, a fine dining private event facility in a turn-of the century Beacon Hill mansion
  • Cheers, the bar that inspired the setting of the television series
  •  The original on Beacon Hill
  • A replica at Faneuil Hall Marketplace
  • 75 on Chestnut, a neighborhood bistro on Beacon Hill
  •  75 on Liberty Wharf, a neighborhood bistro on the Boston waterfront
  • Bull & Finch Enterprises, selling souvenirs from the Cheers bars

Community Activities

  •  Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Chairman of the Board for 18 years (1986-2004)
  •  Massachusetts Restaurant Association, President (1992 – 1993)
  • National Restaurant Association, Chairman of the Board (1997 – 1998)
  • Freedom Trail Foundation, Chairman of the Board
  • Governor’s Advisory Commission of Travel & Tourism, Chairman of Commission (1991 – present)
  • Cheers for Children/Kershaw Foundation, Chairman (1980 – present)


  •  Swarthmore College, BS in Mechanical Engineering 1960
  • Harvard Business School, MBA 1962
  •  Johnson & Whales University, Honorary Doctorate 1996