Author Archives: Kayla Haveles

About Kayla Haveles

Outreach Coordinator, American Antiquarian Society

Spring Issue of Almanac Now Available

The spring issue of the AAS newsletter, Almanac, is fresh off the press and ready for your perusal. Here are some highlights from this issue: The first part of a three-part series about the expansion and renovation of Antiquarian Hall focusing on the HVAC upgrades An "AAS Heritage" piece about the various HVAC issues the Society has ...

Isaiah Is Going Digital: The Prototype


A few weeks ago, a post shared the final cut of a short film depicting a young Isaiah Thomas learning about the legal indenture that bound him to his apprenticeship. As explained in the post, that film is part of a larger project that aims to create an interactive educational website inspired by AAS’s one-man ...

Isaiah Thomas Is Going Digital


On a beautiful sunny day in June, AAS Director of Outreach Jim Moran and I headed out to Historic Deerfield in western Massachusetts to meet up with a film crew from Northern Light Productions. Surrounded by the dark wood and heavy equipment of the Wilson Printing Office, it wasn’t difficult to set the stage for ...

New Online Exhibition: The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865


During the summer of 2015, AAS hosted a two-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for School Teachers, during which twenty-five K-12 teachers from all over the country convened for an intensive institute that featured lectures and discussions with scholars, field trips, and many hands-on workshops with original material from the Society’s collections. That ...

Spring issue of the Almanac now available!

From "Guess Again or Easy Enigmas Puzzles, for Little Folks." Philadelphia: Morgan Yeager, ca 1824. Illustrations by William Charles.

The spring issue of our twice annual newsletter, the Almanac, is now available online! Exciting public programs (a musical performance and the return of Nathaniel Philbrick among them), new online resources, and information about the 9th annual Adopt-a-Book fundraiser are all included. Feature pieces include: a history of the Goddard-Daniels House the recent acquisition of a wonderful collection of thirty-six ...

Annual Report 2014-15 is ready for viewing!


Our newly released annual report covering September 1, 2014, through August 31, 2015, is now ready for perusal! It's been an exciting year, with wonderful new acquisitions, the development of digital initiatives, the addition of two multi-day summer workshops, and more. You can read the full issue here, or click the image below.

Fall 2015 Almanac now available!

Cook Jacksonian collection

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

The Poets Vision-cropped

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

McDonough party group image

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., 508-799-1175 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2015 Myles & ...