Monthly Archives: October 2015

Fall 2015 Almanac now available!

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The fall issue of our twice annual newsletter, the Almanac, is now available electronically! In addition to all of the usual items—upcoming public programs and conferences, book reviews, and other Society news—this issue has some great features: updates about the future of digital humanity projects at the Society reports about the acquisition of a unique set of daguerreotypes and ...

It’s Time for the Fall 2015 Public Programs

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It's public program time again, beginning tomorrow! This season we have a wonderful variety of programs, including a book launch, a panel presentation of former Creative Artists and Writers Fellows to celebrate the program's 20th anniversary, and reflections on the Revolutionary War era. As always, public programs are open to the public and free of charge. ...

A Wonderful Gift to AAS and Other Worcester Cultural Institutions

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In addition to the $1 million dollar gift to the Society from Jean McDonough last spring, we have this wonderful news to share about the extraordinary generosity of the McDonough family. We have shared the press release below. CONTACT: John F. Hill, Communications Specialist Office of City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. hillj@worcesterma.gov, 508-799-1175 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2015 Myles & ...

The Acquisitions Table: Daisy’s Death

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Aunt Fanny (Frances Barrow). Daisy’s Death. Buffalo: Breed & Lent, ca. 1866-1872. Frances Barrow (1822-1894) authored some thirty books in the “Aunt Laura” and “Aunt Fanny” series, published in miniature format by Breed, Butler & Co. and its successor, Breed & Lent. Daisy’s Death is about Daisy, an older cat who has kittens, although she is ...