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October 2016

2016 Spain Trip

October 24, 2016 - October 30, 2016

THE BIBLIOGRAPHIC AND MANUSCRIPT TREASURES OF SPAIN 23 October – 30 October, 2016 Escorial Under the expert guidance of the Director of the Williams Research Center of the New Orleans Historical Collection and The Manuscript Society’s own — Alfred Lemmon – the Manuscript Society presents an extraordinary opportunity to see the bibliographic and manuscript treasures of Spain as they have seldom been seen. Under Alfred’s expert care, guidance and extraordinary access participants in this tour will have the opportunity to…

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May 2017

2017 Annual Meeting – The Bay Area

May 17, 2017 - May 22, 2017
Waterfront Hotel, 10 Washingtin Street
Okaland, CA 94607
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JOIN US FOR A FABULOUS ANNUAL MEETING IN THE BAY AREA! “COME WEST DEAR MEMBERS, COME WEST!” The Planning Committee chaired by Robert Hopper invites everyone to the 2017 Annual Meeting in the Bay Area. Based at the fabulous Waterfront Hotel in Oakland, our members will visit collections in Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco and  Berkeley California.  Beginning on Wednesday morning the Board of Trustees convenes for a board meeting, while member registration for the meeting runs from 2:00-6:00 PM…

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June 2017

Archives of Philadelphia Museum of Art

June 16, 2017
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Manuscript Society member Barton Smith invites you to join members of the Manuscript Society when they visit the Archives of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday, June 16, 2017. If you are interested contact Barton at ksmith3685@aol.com.  

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October 2017

Board of Trustees Mid-Year Board Meeting

October 21, 2017
Courtyard Marriott Kansas City Country Club Plaza, 4600 J C Nichols Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112 United States
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Members of the Board of Trustees and Past Presidents of the Manuscript Society will be meeting to hold their mid-year board meeting.

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April 2018

2018 Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA

April 18, 2018 - April 21, 2018
Palace d’Armes, 625 St Ann St
New Orleans , Louisiana
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New Orleans is celebrating its 300th birthday in 2018 when the Manuscript Society travels down the Mighty Mississippi for its 2018 Annual Meeting. Alfred Lemmon, chairman of the planning committee is preparing a special trip including access to early French, Spanish and American documents held in The Historic New Orleans Collection. While the schedule is still being finalized you can be assured that y'all will want to set aside April 18 - April 21, 2018 for history, food and music…

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June 2018

Lincoln Memorial Shrine & AK Smiley Library Tour

June 2, 2018
AK Smiley Library

The Southern California chapter of the Manuscript Society will visit the Lincoln Memorial Shrine http://www.lincolnshrine.org/ and AK Smiley Library in Redlands, California. http://www.akspl.org/ June 2, 2018. The group will view some early California documents at the library before heading to the shrine. This is the only museum and archive west of the Mississippi dedicated solely to the study of Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War. Redlands was the winter home of Robert Watchorn (1858-1944), an English miner who immigrated…

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November 2018

Netherlands Trip

November 11, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Netherlands Trip Golden Age of the Netherlands: Manuscripts, Archives and Culture 11 November – 17 November, 2018 What do Rembrandt, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Plantation, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Tulips, Johannes Vermeer and the American Revolution all have in common?   Under the expert guidance of Manuscripts Society Trustee Alfred Lemmon of The Historic New Orleans Collection and cultural tour specialist Nick Fritz, a veteran of 40 years of specialized tours of the Netherlands – you will get your answer. Enjoy extraordinary…

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April 2019

2019 Annual Meeting – Boston

April 24, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - April 27, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of  key events of the American Revolution: the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. It would be part of…

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May 2020

Annual Meeting – Williamsburg and Richmond, VA – CANCELLED

May 12 - May 16
Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States + Google Map

Virginia has HISTORY! Founded in 1607 it is famous for many reasons! By the time of the American Revolution, it was the largest of the thirteen original colonies in both land and population. It is where the first slave ship landed in 1619 and Jamestown became the first permanent English settlement in America. It is the location of the surrender of the British ending the American Revolution. It is the home of four of the first five American Presidents. Can…

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