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Professional Development Day:

"Revolutionary America"

January 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2008
Held at the American Antiquarian Society and Assumption College
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Ray Raphael, Independent Scholar and Author

8:00 - 8:15 - Welcome and introduction at the Goddard-Daniels House of the American Antiquarian Society, 190 Salisbury Street

8:15 - 9:10 - Lecture/Discussion by Ray Raphael

9:10 - 9: 25 - Refreshment break

9:25 - 10:10 - Breakout Session #1

10:15 - 11:00 -Breakout Session #2

11:00 - 11:15 - Refreshment Break in the Goddard-Daniels House

11:15 - 12:00 - Lecture/Discussion by Ray Raphael

12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch in Taylor Dining Hall at Assumption College (#2 on map)

1:00 - 1:45 - "Historic Maps," with Mike Woods from Rand McNally in Kennedy 112 (#16 on map)

1:45 - 2:15 - Exploring Web Resources

2:15 - 2:30 - Conclusion


By arriving at 7:45 a.m., you will have a better chance of getting a close parking space as we will begin the program promptly at 8 a.m. The program will be held at 190 Salisbury Street, which is a property owned by AAS called the Goddard-Daniels House.

Parking will be available on Regent Street, Montvale Avenue, and Massachusetts Avenue. In case of snow, please be aware of the potential for city parking bans. In addition, 20 parking spots will be designated for our use in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church, located along Salisbury Street. These will be marked on the day of the program. We encourage you to car pool with your fellow teachers, as parking is limited and may be even more limited if there is snow on the ground.

Please attend on the day you are scheduled to attend. Check with your principal, who has a chart that lists which day you are to attend. In order to provide you with access to the library collections, AAS needs to keep the numbers manageable each day. Because of the physical limitations of the library and AAS.s mission to collect and preserve irreplaceable items from America.s history, we must stress the importance of attending on the day you are scheduled to attend. In this way, we can insure that you have the best access to our collections and the most meaningful educational experience.

Please leave all unnecessary bags and personal items at home or in your car. You will spend part of the day in the AAS library, and it is library policy that for security reasons all purses and other personal items must be secured in lockers. Having to put your belongings in a locker will slow us down considerably! All you will need is a pencil (pens are not allowed in the library) and the notebook you were given at the first TAH program.

We all know how unpredictable New England weather can be, so if there is a school delay or cancellation, please check the homepage of this website for further instruction.

Lastly, if you know other teachers who will be attending this program, please make sure they know this information!

If you have any questions about the program, please contact:

James David Moran
Director of Outreach
(508) 471-2131


Amy Lynn Sopcak-Joseph
Education Coordinator
American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA 01609


For more information, contact:
Amy Lynn Sopcak-Joseph
Education Coordinator
American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA 01609


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