Annual Meeting — October 25-27, 2012
The following announcement of the 2012 annual meeting of the American Antiquarian Society appears on this website as an added convenience to members, who also receive a printed invitation in the mail.
Call to the Meeting
The two-hundredth Annual Meeting of the American Antiquarian Society will be held in Antiquarian Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday afternoon, the twenty-sixth of October, at 3:30 o'clock
- to hear the report of the Council,
- to elect officers and Councilors,
- to elect new members, and
- to transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Related activities for members and guests will take place Thursday and Friday, according to the appended schedule.
Richard D. Brown
Worcester, September 12, 2012
Annual Meeting Schedule
Thursday, October 25
Ninth Annual Robert C. Baron Lecture
"'Those Who Labor in the Archives Are the Chosen People of God, If Ever He Had a Chosen People': Or, How The Legacy of Conquest Could Have Been a Better Book If Its Author Had Spent a Season at the American Antiquarian Society"
By Patricia Limerick
Reception following the Lecture
Friday, October 26
|9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.||
Orientation for new members
Any member attending an AAS annual meeting for the first time, whether newly elected or not, is encouraged to attend this informative session outlining the collections and activities of the Society.
Celebration of Bicentennial Gifts
This roundtable presentation by members and staff will showcase significant items donated to the Society in honor of the two-hundredth anniversary year
Luncheon for members and fellows
Symposium in honor of Georgia Barnhill
In honor of her retirement, AAS Members, staff and colleagues will discuss the many ways Gigi has impacted scholarship, special collections, and education in her forty-four years at the Society
|3:00-3:30 p.m.||Refreshment break|
Annual business meeting
|5:00-7:00 p.m.||Cocktail dinner|
Saturday, October 27
|10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||
Rural Cemetery Tour
William Wallace, executive director of the Worcester Historical Museum, will discuss the Society members interred in the cemetery. Meet at the Rural Cemetery Chapel
|6:00 - 8:00 p.m.||Hosted dinners|
|8:00 - 12:00 p.m.||
"Black and White and Read All Over" Black tie gala