Fellow Reflections with Kirsten Fischer

A Fellow’s Experience: Kirsten Fischer We asked Kirsten Fischer, associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota and a former AAS Peterson Fellow (2016 –17), to discuss how her research at the Society helped shape her recently published book, American Freethinker: Elihu Palmer and the Struggle for Religious Freedom in the New Nation (2020). How did ...

The Latest Issue of the Almanac Is Released

The fall edition of the AAS newsletter, the Almanac, is now up on the website and showcases some of the exciting things going on at AAS! Some items featured include the opening of the Paul Revere exhibition at New-York Historical Society last month; a pictorial look at how we are utilizing our new Learning Lab and ...

Fall Issue of Almanac now available!

We've finally reached the point in our major expansion and renovation project where everything is all construction all the time. The finish line is in sight, and we can't wait to share it with everyone! In the meantime, this issue of Almanac was an opportunity for us to reflect on the construction at AAS, past and ...

The newest issue of Almanac is here!

The newest issue of Almanac really has us energized about everything happening at the Society this year! Here are some of the highlights:

A closer look at the new multipurpose room that will be housed on the ground floor of the Antiquarian Hall addition
A thorough evaluation of all of our programming initiatives
Updates on construction ...

Fall Issue of Almanac Now Available

The fall issue of the AAS newsletter, Almanac, is hot off the press and ready for your reading! There are some great pieces in this installment including:

An update on the expansion and renovation of Antiquarian Hall featuring coverage of the groundbreaking and progress of the construction. This September edition also takes an in-depth look ...

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 ...

Newest Issue of the Almanac Features Some Big News about AAS


“This project will secure the base of collection and program management as AAS moves forward with strength and purpose into its third century.” – Bill Reese, AAS Councilor

Usually we plug new issues of the Almanac by talking about great recent acquisitions, upcoming programs, and spotlights on AAS history and new projects. This is no different ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Spring issue of the Almanac is here!

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We're excited to share the March 2014 issue of the Almanac with everyone. This issue has a feature story about a unique acquisition related to the Bay Psalm Book (the first book printed in North America), news about an extremely generous gift that is already having a significant impact on the Society, and a history ...

Newest Issue of the Almanac Hot Off the Press

March 2013 Almanac

If you haven't yet seen a copy of the latest issue of our newsletter, Almanac, you can see it here! It has news on upcoming public programs, workshops, and conferences, as well as the opening of an exhibition in Bordeaux, France, recommended reading from the AAS community, and much more. In a new feature article, ...