The Society has received a lot of great press lately. Two weeks ago Worcester Magazine featured AAS as “Worcester’s hidden gem” in an article by Matthew Stepanski and last week AAS member and Telegram and Gazette columnist Al Southwick called the Society “far more than a collection of books and newspapers. The AAS has become an intellectual powerhouse of research, famed far and wide across the land and even across the ocean.”
Two AAS staff members also have received media attention recently. Lauren Hewes, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts was featured on WBUR 90.9 FM. Lauren discussed our Valentine collection and the career of Esther Howland for a special Valentine’s Day story created by Andrea Shea, the station’s art and culture reporter. Philip Lampi appeared on the front page of the Telegram and Gazette in an article written by George Barnes after he received the first Chairman’s Commendation from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This was the first such award presented by NEH Chairman James Leach to an ordinary citizen for extraordinary work in support of the humanities. Phil received this award for his life’s work researching early American voting records.
We hope to continue to garner media attention throughout this our bicentennial year.