Annual Meeting -- October 23-24, 2008
Note: The following announcement of the 2008 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.
We wish to let non-members know that they are also welcome to attend
events of the AAS annual meeting. They should register for the activities
they wish to attend and remit payment for those that bear a fee (e.g.,
tours, receptions, and meals) by contacting Ann-Cathrine Rapp,
Call to the Meeting
The one hundred ninety-sixth Annual
of the American Antiquarian Society will be held in Antiquarian Hall in
Worcester, Massachusetts, on
Friday afternoon, the twenty-fourth of October, at five o'clock
Related activities for members and guests will take place Thursday
through Saturday, according to the appended schedule.
- 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
John Herron, Jr.
Worcester, September 10, 2008
Annual Meeting Schedule
Thursday, October 23
|3:30- 5:00 p.m.
||Panel Discussion: Future trends in the
study of slavery, abolition and African-American history.
Panel presenters include: David W. Blight of Yale University, Stacey
Robertson of Bradley University, and Sean Kelley of Hartwick College.
||Cocktail supper, Goddard-Daniels House
Fifth Annual Robert C. Baron Lecture |
Reexamining The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture
By David Brion Davis
Friday, October 24
|9 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Library will be open to members and fellows
|11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Orientation for new members, Antiquarian Hall
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.
|10:00 a.m. - noon
Special natural history museum tour and planetarium program |
Luncheon, with fellows' talks, Goddard-Daniels House
Annual Business Meeting, Antiquarian Hall
AAS member Dan Tear will discuss the Grant-Burr Papers, a collection he
has given AAS and in which he has done considerable research. AAS
staffer Jaclyn Penny will demonstrate a new website based on the
AAS curators will speak about collecting and resources related to
Cocktail Reception ||
The Society has reserved a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza in
at the special rate of $109 single or double, plus tax. Reservations may
be made by calling the hotel at (508) 791-1600 and identifying yourself as
part of the American Antiquarian Society group. Any unreserved rooms in
the block will be released on Friday, September 26, 2008.
call to meeting and
annual meeting schedule as a pdf