In this issue:
Banner Image: Members' Reading Room, 2012.
The Athenaeum will hold a used book sale the first week of June. It will begin with a special members only event.
Members Only Sale and Reception
Friday June 1, 5:00-7:00PM
Contact Susan Gallo at sgallo@PhilaAthenaeum.org or 215-925-2688 to RSVP for the members only event.
Regular Book Sale Hours
Saturday, June 2, 11:00AM-3:00PM
Mon-Fri, June 4-8, 10:00AM-4:00PM
Donations: If you would like to
donate books to the book sale please call 215-925-2688 to arrange a time
to drop them off. We cannot pick up book donations for the book
There are four author lectures and book signings during Literary May.
Wednesday, May 2, 5:30PM
Wednesday, May 9, 5:30PM
Wednesday, May 16, 5:30PM
Friday, May 18, 3:30PM
These events are free for Athenaeum
Susan Gallo at sgallo@PhilaAthenaeum.org
or 215-925-2688 to RSVP. All others $10. For more
information about these events or to pay online, click
Robert Browning and William Shakespeare: The Tempest and Its After-life in Poetry
May 7, 2012, 4:00-5:30PM
Society Hill’s 34th Annual Open House and Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 1 to 5 PM. Tickets are now on sale for this most enjoyable, self-guided tour of over ten private homes and gardens in one of our nation’s most historic neighborhoods. Imagine walking on the same brick sidewalks frequented by Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin!
A reminder that the final gallery talk on the current exhibition Elegant Things & Vile Uses: The Civil War and the United States Capitol Building will take place on May 4th at 5:30PM. The talk will be given by Bruce Laverty, Curator of Architecture. This event is free to all. Contact Susan Gallo at sgallo@PhilaAthenaeum.org or 215-925-2688 to RSVP.
The exhibition closes May 18th, but there is now an online version on the Athenaeum website. Click here to enter the online exhibition.
Capitol Dome Construction, May 15, 1861. T. U. Walter Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
On May 12th, Athenaeum Member Ted Robb will be the recipient of the Pomfret School Alumni Award, the highest award the School Alumni Association bestows upon alumni who have achieved distinction in their chosen professions and have demonstrated ongoing interest, loyalty, and commitment to the school. In 2011 the Alumni Award went to Ridley Pearson, author of Never Look Back (1985).
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