Author Archives: Kayla Haveles

About Kayla Haveles

Outreach Coordinator, American Antiquarian Society

Spring Public Programs are here!

2015 Spring Program cover_Page_1

We're finally starting to see some melting and hear some birds singing after this never-ending winter, which also means we're gearing up for the start of our Spring Public Program series! This series begins with newly published books about Lincoln, set to coincide with sesquitennial of the end of the Civil War and the 150th ...

Spring Almanac now available!


It's that time again—the latest issue of the Almanac is now out! This issue features stories from every department at the Society, from curatorial and readers' services to outreach and digital humanities. Some highlights include: a generous gift to AAS from a local member and former AAS councilor a new digital project featuring Isaiah Thomas's collection of ...

September issue of the Almanac is here!

The latest issue of the Society's newsletter, the Almanac, is now available, complete with images of Boston on fire, the President of the United States, and some pretty exciting (to us, at least, given our penchant for old printing) packed rental trucks. If that's not enough to entice you, there are also stories about upcoming public ...

2014 Fall Public Program Lineup

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The air is starting to change here in Worcester, getting a bit cooler and crisper, and that’s a sure sign that our public programs are about ready to start as well! Here’s a quick rundown of what will be coming to Antiquarian Hall this fall: Friday, September 12, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. Cartographic Innovation in the Early ...

The Life and Times of a Miner’s Wife: Part II

This lithograph, which idealizes family life on the frontier, was printed in 1870 by Hunter & Co. of Hinsdale, NH, exclusively for subscribers to their illustrated newspaper.

Last week, we met Nancie Colburn Hartford and her mining husband, Miles, and explored their change in attitude toward mining over the course of a couple of years. This week, we’ll look at a different kind of change: those that so often happen in the life of a woman. While Miles was navigating the difficulties of ...

The Life and Times of a Miner’s Wife: Part I

Detail from "The Miner

The nineteenth-century gold rushes continue to have a strong hold on the imagination of the American public. Perhaps it’s the promise of wealth or adventure or simply starting a new life. In any case, the gold rushes opened not only new physical and political frontiers for the United States, but also very personal ones for ...