American Antiquarian Society Awarded National Humanities Medal
ACLS is delighted to extend congratulations to the American Antiquarian Society, one of our founding members, on its receipt of the 2013 National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities. President Obama will present the award at the White House on Monday, July 28.
The National Humanities Medal "honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens' engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans' access to important resources in the humanities." For a full list of this year's awardees, see the National Endowment for the Humanities announcement.
The medal honors the American Antiquarian Society "for safeguarding the American story. Through more than two centuries, the Society has amassed an unparalleled collection of historic American documents, served as a research center to scholars and students alike, and connected generations of Americans to their cultural heritage." For more information, see the AAS website.