2019 Manuscript Society Annual Meeting – Boston

April 24 – 27, 2019


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 the early slave trade, later become a center of abolition and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller, James Russell Lowell, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote in Boston. During our annual meeting members will have the chance to touch, see and feel all this history, experience the wonderful cuisine and once more see society friends.

View 2019 Annual Meeting Schedule


April 24 – 27, 2019

As is always the case, the events and scheduling can change.

Registration for the Annual Meeting

Register on line or watch your mail for the registration packet! Registration for the Annual Meeting is $600.00 per person. Registration is due by March 18, 2019. Travel and hotel are not included.

Annual Meeting Online Registration Annual Meeting Registration Download

Hotel Reservations and Travel Information

Host Hotel

Doubletree Suite by Hilton- Boston/Cambridge
400 Soldiers Field Rd
Boston, MA 02134
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Reservations: (617) 783-0090 – mention “The Manuscript Society
On-Line Code: TMS

Rates: $219.00 per night (plus taxes)

The block of rooms has been reserved for April 23, 2019 – April 28, 2019. The special room rate will be available until April 2nd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Rates are available three days before and three days after the meeting.


The hotel is 6 miles from Boston Logan International Airport. Drive time is approximately 10 minutes.

From Airport, exit via the Ted Williams Tunnel, follow sign to I-90W and take Exit 20-Brighton/Cambridge, after paying toll, bear right towards Cambridge. At second light turn right, Hotel driveway is on your right.

Taxi from the Airport is approx. $40.00. Due to hackney laws, hotel shuttle cannot stop at the airport. For recommendations on a private shuttle please contact the concierge at (617) 562-4104.

For Subway/Rail directions from airport see: www.MBTA.com for schedule.

Special Hotel Shuttle

There is a complimentary scheduled shuttle service to both Cambridge and downtown Boston. Shuttles depart daily outside the main doors of the hotel lobby. Download our shuttle schedule (PDF) for more information and detailed shuttle times to see what you can discover in our wonderful city. *Limited shuttle service is also available to and from Central Square in Cambridge and Watertown, MA. See shuttle schedule for more details.

The Manuscript Society will have a current shuttle schedule in your bags upon registration as well.