Congratulations are in order for Jeremy and the Massachusetts Historical Society: the new John Quincy Adams Twitter feed has amassed more than 5000 followers and been featured by a number of news outlets, including the AP, NY Times, and Morning Edition. You can see Jeremy speaking about the project with CBS in this video. Great job! Be sure to follow the Twitter feed to get Adams’ succinct daily updates on his trip to Russia.
I’ll probably be watching the big event from my laptop. Or, I may get really crazy and go down to the dorm lounge/bar. Exciting!
If, like me, you can’t make it to the Mall, you can check out this photo-filled post on the Lincoln Inaugural Bible at the blog of the Library of Congress. The LOC also has an online exhibit of inaugural materials, including Thomas Jefferson’s manuscript of his first inaugural address and a draft of the poem Robert Frost composed for the Kennedy inauguration.
Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888)
James M. Ives (1824-1895)
Washington’s reception by the Ladies, on Passing the Bridge at Trenton, N.J. , April, 1789: on his way to New York to be inaugurated first President of the United States. New York: N. Currier, ca.1845
Prints & Photograph Divisions (3A)
LC-USZC4-703 [cph 3b52213]