“What Is Past is Prologue: The Role of the National Archives” - with The Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, guest lecturer

Monday, October 17, 2016 5:15 PM | James Bostick (Administrator)

“What Is Past is Prologue: The Role of the National Archives” - with The Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero, guest lecturer.

The Board of Directors at Hamilton Hall is pleased to announce that this year’s Americana Lecture on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm will be free of charge and open to the public. 

We are honored to welcome The Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero as our guest lecturer. His topic will be “What Is Past is Prologue: The Role of the National Archives,” and will be held in Hamilton Hall at 9 Chestnut Street Salem. 

While the event is free, you must reserve tickets in advance by calling the Hall at 978-744-0805 or emailing info@hamiltonhall.org. A limit of two tickets per request please. 

About Hamilton Hall: 

Hamilton Hall in Salem is widely recognized as one of the most important Federal buildings in America. It was designed in 1805 by the famous architect and master woodcarver, Samuel McIntire and named in honor of Alexander Hamilton. One of the oldest continuously operating assembly halls in the United States, for over two hundred years, Hamilton Hall has hosted many outstanding social and cultural events including weddings, lectures, and dinners for heads of state. 

About David S. Ferriero: 

David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009. Early in 2010 he committed the National Archives and Records Administration to the principles of Open Government—transparency, participation, and collaboration. Early in his tenure, Mr. Ferriero celebrated the contributions of "citizen archivists," and he encourages public participation in identifying historical Federal records and sharing knowledge about them. 

A native of Beverly, MA, Mr. Ferriero previously served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL). Before joining the NYPL in 2004, Mr. Ferriero served in top positions at two of the nation's major academic libraries, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and Duke University in Durham, NC. Mr. Ferriero earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature from Northeastern University and a master's degree from the Simmons College of Library and Information Science. Mr. Ferriero served as a Navy hospital corpsman during the Vietnam War. 

 Hamilton Hall 

9 Chestnut Street 

Salem, MA 01970 



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