March 2, 2024

Rehoboth Antiquarian Society Announces Scholarship Winner


The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society has awarded our 2022-2023 scholarship to Laura Clerx, a Seekonk resident. A graduate of Bishop Feehan High School and Harvard College, Laura is currently enrolled in a PhD program at Boston College. Her area of study is Early American History. Laura’s graduate research focuses on how “scientific knowledge made by early Americans was influenced by economic expansion in the early republic.” William Blanding of Rehoboth contributed to this field of study by observing and recording local weather conditions in diaries. Laura will be our featured speaker at the RAS Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at the Carpenter Museum in Rehoboth.

The 2023-2024 RAS Scholarship Committee invites eligible candidates from the Greater Rehoboth area to apply for this second semester scholarship. The successful candidate(s) will be awarded up to $1,000 in scholarship funds. Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the fall in a post-secondary program majoring in museum studies, history, library science, or related fields are encouraged to apply. An application and information can be found on the RAS website: The application deadline is Friday, June 16, 2023.


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