American Antiquarian Society

Last week Christie’s announced the forthcoming sale of the first newspaper printing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as published in the Baltimore Patriot and Evening Advertiser on September 20, 1814, under its original title, “The Defence of Fort M’Henry,” just

Worcester, MA & Concord, MA — In February 2020, the Concord Museum and the Worcester Art Museum will jointly present Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere, an exhibition that provides a revolutionary perspective on the artistic production of this important American patriot. Organized by the American Antiquarian Society and drawing

Worcester, MA — Kevin A. Wisniewski, Ph.D. has joined the staff of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) as director of book history and digital initiatives. Dr. Wisniewski earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He also holds two masters, one in English and History from the University of Pennsylvania and one in

Does it seem like everyone in politics has forgotten the Golden Rule? You know, treat others the way you'd like to be treated? The lack of decorum hasn't gone unnoticed, and to that end, the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, is hosting author Steven C. Bullock on September 26 to discuss how early American leaders like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin believed in

(Worcester, MA) The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) is exhibiting over fifty lithographs from its extensive collection of antebellum prints at the Musée Goupil in Bordeaux, France. Opening on September 6 and running through November 10, 2013, the exhibition is entitled ? la mode française: La Lithographie aux ?tats-Unis 1820-1860 (With a French Accent: American Lithography 1820-1860)

WORCESTER, MA — On Friday, April 5, 2013, the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) will hold its sixth annual Adopt-A-Book event at which  members of the general public will have the opportunity to “adopt” selected historic items from the AAS collections.  This program will take place from 6 - 8 p.m. in Antiquarian Hall, 185 Salisbury Street in Worcester. Admission is $10 and drinks and hors d’

WORCESTER, MA— To celebrate its bicentennial, the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) commissioned Philip F. Gura to write The American Antiquarian Society, 1812-2012: A Bicentennial History.
            Gura traces the history of AAS by concentrating on the intellectual development of the institution as a cultural repository
Tomorrow at PBA Galleries, a fantastic collection of seventy clipper ship sailing cards goes on sale (pun intended). Pictured here is one highlight: a card for the clipper ship Sparkling Wave, in the Merchants' Express Line, 1859, printed on porcelain coated stock, with color wood-engraved illustration. It is estimated at $2,
I had the pleasure this past week of visiting Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and speaking at ceremonies held in Cushing Library marking the acquisition of the university's four millionth book, an auspicious event for a dynamic program that for the past ten years has been embarked on a