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First-ever Collectors Happy Hour

October 21, 2022

October 21, 2022, Zoom On October 21st, eleven Ticknorites met online to discuss their collections in our first ever Collectors Happy Hour. Hosted by Ticknor Collecting Prize Coordinator Maida Tilchen, attendees briefly described what they collect and why, followed by an informal conversation in which attendees asked each other questions, offered advice and resources for…

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Visit to Katherine Small Gallery

October 11, 2022

October 11, 2022, 6 pm, Somerville, MA Book designer Michael Russem welcomed Ticknorites for a private tour of two new exhibits at Katherine Small Gallery. “Bernard Shaw: Covered” investigated how great designers of the twentieth century approached designing his work and includes covers by Jan Tschichold, Hermann Zapf, Seymour Chwast, Leonard Baskin, and others. A…

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Visit to the Lewis Carroll collection of Alan & Alison Tannenbaum

September 24, 2022

September 24, 2022, 2 pm, Tannenbaum home On Saturday, September 24th, Ticknorites visited the home of Alan and Alison Tannenbaum to learn about their incredible Lewis Carroll collection. Alan delivered a presentation on the history of the four Alice books, showing related items from his collection along the way, and all the while, we were surrounded by…

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A Booklover’s Day Trip to Portsmouth, NH

August 28, 2022

August 28, 2022, Portsmouth Athenaeum, Portsmouth Historical Society, and the Rundlet-May House Eleven Ticknor members enjoyed a beautiful summer day in Portsmouth, NH, visiting three bookish sites and learning more about the city’s fascinating history. Tom Hardiman started the festivities at the Portsmouth Athenaeum, where he introduced us to the Athenaeum in its past and present forms…

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2022 Annual Meeting

June 14, 2022

June 14, 2022, 6-9 pm, More Than Words Bookstore The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Ticknor Society was our first in-person annual meeting in three years and was also the 20th anniversary of the very first meeting of the Ticknor Society, which took place on May 22nd, 2002. The speaker at that first meeting was…

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Library Tour with Erika Hapke Knowles

May 3, 2022

May 3, 2022, 6 pm, Zoom Erika Hapke Knowles took Ticknorites on a virtual tour of her 2021 Ticknor Prize-winning collection of books and ephemera related to her hometown of New Milford, CT. The collection is deeply personal, originating from a reference to her grandfather she encountered by chance in a history of the town,…

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The History Project

March 22, 2022

March 22, 2022, 6 PM, Zoom Joan Ilacqua, Executive Director of The History Project, took attendees on a virtual tour of The History Project’s collections. Established in 1980, The History Project is Boston’s LGBTQ+ community archives and holds over 200 collections documenting LGBTQ+ life and experience in the Boston area and regionally in New England.…

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Museum of Science Archives

February 15, 2022

February 15, 2022, 6 PM, Zoom Archivist Brittany Contratto took Ticknor members on a virtual, behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Science Archives. In 2017, Bloomberg Philanthropies generously provided funding for the first archives department in the Museum’s nearly 200-year history. The Archives traces the Museum’s development from the venerable Boston Society of Natural History,…

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Paper Stories, Layered Dreams: The Art of Ekua Holmes

January 8, 2022

January 8, 2022, 2 PM, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Meghan Melvin, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Curator of Design welcomed Ticknorites to the MFA for an in-person look at the book illustrations of Ekua Holmes. A lifelong resident of Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, Ekua Holmes (b. 1955) is an artist and community activist whose…

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2004 Collectors’ Roundtable

December 2, 2004

December 2, 2004, Boston Public Library The theme of this year’s collectors’ roundtable was collecting popular medicine. The panelists were Charles E. Rosenberg, Ph.D., William H. Helfand, and Lawrence M. Vincent, M.D. The roundtable was moderated by Thomas Horrocks, Vice President of The Ticknor Society.

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