John Adams Gets More Popular

In this month’s issue of Boston magazine, we wrote about the sudden interest tourists have taken in Quincy’s Adams National Historical Park, the birthplace of John Adams. Staffers at the park told us the number of visitors jumped significantly after the HBO miniseries about the patriot and second president aired this spring.

1216308195It looks like the park may have to prepare for an even bigger onslaught of history buffs. John Adams garnered 23 Emmy nominations this morning, making it the most-nominated television program of the year.

The miniseries was nominated in categories ranging from Best Hairstyling to a lead actor nod for Paul Giamatti. Laura Linney got some love for her portrayal of Abagail Adams, and the supporting actors who played George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin were also nominated in the supporting actor category.

You can see how the film adaptation of the second president’s life fares when the Emmy Awards air on September 21. We’re already powdering our wigs in anticipation.