THE ACADEMY GAVEL
Presented to the Academy by Dr. M.M. House
The inscription in the lid of the box reads:
Dr. M.M. House - Boston - Mass. August-1920
May this gavel be used in the coming years
to call Our Loyal Members together for earnest and
May it be accepted as a Token Emblematic of the High Ideals
toward which Our Society is Striving.
The wood from which this gavel is made is of Particular Historic Interest
The Head is from a Timber of the U.S. Frigate Wabash
And the Handle is from the U.S. Frigate Constitution."