© American Antiquarian Society
Founded by in 1812 by Revolutionary War patriot Isaiah Thomas, the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) consists of an important independent research library and scholarly society. The AAS library is home to the largest and most accessible collection of material printed in what is now the United States through 1876 – over 25 miles of shelving hold more than four million items, including newspapers, pamphlets, books, magazines, periodicals, music, and graphic arts.
The AAS also houses a substantial collection of secondary texts, manuscripts, and digital resources related to all aspects of American history and culture before the 20th century.
Visitors can enjoy free public tours of the American Antiquarian Society on Wednesday afternoons and a variety of events throughout the year, including theatrical and musical presentations, lectures, seminars, and talks.
185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts, Phone: 508-755-5221
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