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Welcome to the American Antiquarian Society

We are a national research library and community of learners dedicated to discovering and sharing a deeper understanding of the American past. Everyone is welcome to join our public programs and explore our vast collections. We invite you to find your story here!

The library is open Monday – Friday.

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Public Program

Natural Magic, Tuesday, May 9, at 7 pm

All Public Programs

Lively virtual and in-person discussions.

Public Tours

Free tours every Wednesday at 3 pm and Tuesday, June 18 at 5:45-6:30.

Use the Library

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Remembering John Hench

CHAViC Summer Seminar
June 9-14, 2024

Summer Seminar in the History of the Book
July 14-19, 2024

K-12 Teacher Institute:
Historic Children’s Voices

August 5-9, 2024

Historic Childrens Voices Symposium
May 2-3, 2024

Annual Report
September 2022-August 2023

About AAS

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) cultivates a deeper understanding of the American past, grounded in its ever-growing collection of printed and manuscript sources. The Society fosters a broad community of inquiry through inclusive programs and generous support of scholarship. Read more about AAS

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