March 25: Behind the Scenes at the American Antiquarian Society

Updated March 24: 

  • Park on the street or in the lot at 90 Park Avenue and then come to the main library building at 185 Salisbury Street.
  • All bags will need to be checked in lockers.
  • If you have any mobility issues, please send a note to Jim now.

The American Antiquarian Society is opening their doors on the Saturday after History Camp Boston for a special behind the scenes tour and talk.

The American Antiquarian Society reading room.

Founded in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot and printer Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian Society is both a learned society and a major independent research library. The AAS library today houses the largest and most accessible collection of books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, periodicals, music, and graphic arts material printed through 1876, as well as manuscripts and a substantial collection of secondary texts, bibliographies, and digital resources and reference works related to all aspects of American history and culture before the twentieth century. AAS was presented with the 2013 National Humanities Medal by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House.

The Society is not normally open on Saturdays. Our thanks to Jim Moran, the Society’s Director of Outreach, for making this possible.

We expect that the tour will take about an hour and a half.

The Society is not charging us an admission, but they do accept donations. Please consider making a donation when you arrive.

When

March 25 at 10 am

Where

The American Antiquarian Society is located at 185 Salisbury Street in Worcester. The Society has a parking lot that should have plenty of room since they are opening up exclusively for us.

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