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Annual Meeting -- October 22-23, 2009

American Antiquarian 
Society Note:
The following announcement of the 2009 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 one hundred ninety-seventh Annual Meeting of the American Antiquarian Society will be held in Antiquarian Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday afternoon, the twenty-third of October, at five-thirty 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 through Saturday, according to the appended schedule.

Richard D. Brown
Recording Secretary
Worcester, September 14, 2009


Annual Meeting Schedule

Thursday, October 22
5:30-7:15 p.m. Cocktail supper, Goddard-Daniels House
7:30 p.m. Sixth Annual Robert C. Baron Lecture
Nullification Crisis The Nullification Crisis-and the Causes of the Civil War-Revisited
By William W. Freehling
Antiquarian Hall

Friday, October 23
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Library will be open to members and fellows
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Orientation for new members, Antiquarian Hall

American Antiquarian 
Society 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.

1-2:15 p.m. Luncheon for members and fellows, Goddard-Daniels House
2:30-3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion on Christopher Columbus Baldwin (1800-1835), lawyer, collector, diarist, and the Society's third librarian. Panelists include: Michael H. Hoeflich, Univeristy of Kansas; Jack Larkin, Old Sturbridge Village; and Ann Fabian, Rutgers University.
Antiquarian Hall
4:00-5:00 p.m. Curators will describe the Society's collections associated with librarian Baldwin, Antiquarian Hall

5:30-6:15 p.m. Annual business meeting
Antiquarian Hall
6:15-8:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception hosted by Valerie and Stephen Loring and Mary and Warner Fletcher, The Worcester Club, One Oak Street, Worcester


The Society has reserved a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza in Worcester 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 Thursday, October 1, 2009.

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