“Two at Two Hundred” celebrates Bicentennials of AAS and First Baptist Church

View of Antiquarian Hall (foreground) and the First Baptist Church (spire in background).

This just in for people looking for something to do in Worcester this Saturday…The Antiquarian Society is teaming up with the other venerable Worcester institution to be celebrating its bicentennial in 2012.  That’s right, on Saturday, October 20th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the First Baptist Church of Worcester and the AAS will collaborate on a series of events commemorating our respective birthdays.

The Society will conduct on-going public tours of Antiquarian Hall, continuously run our new orientation video,  display materials related to the War of 1812 in the reading room, and, at 10:30 and noon perform a one-person play about the Society’s founder entitled Isaiah Thomas – Patriot Printer.  At the First Baptist Church, professor Stephen A. Marini will deliver a public talk entitled, “Being Baptist in 1812: Theology, Worship, and Politics” at 1 p.m. Marini is the Elisabeth Luce Moore Professor of Christian Studies at Wellesley College.

Join us for education and fun for the whole family!

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Matthew Shakespeare

Executive Vice-President for External Affairs, American Antiquarian Society

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