In this issue:
Members of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers made
an edition of maps of a place, real or imagined. Meeting in September
2014, participating members exchanged maps to make into an individual
book or house in a unique box. This exhibition will reveal the range of
artistic creation brought to this collaborative effort. The Delaware
Valley Chapter – one of 10 regional chapters of the Guild of Book
Workers – is located in the the tri-state area with activities
centered in Philadelphia. The GBW promotes interest in and awareness of
the tradition of the book and paper arts. Its diverse membership
includes book artists, book conservators, fine binders, calligraphers,
librarians, paper marblers, teachers, photographers, printmakers, and
Dates: April 10 - June 6, 2015 Opening
Reception: Friday, April 10, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm Free. RSVP to email@example.com
or 215-925-2688. Lecture: Joan DeJean, How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of
the Modern City. Athenaeum Annual Stockholders Meeting (Invitation Only) Athenaeum Genealogy Group Lecture: Mary Bergstein, In Looking Back One Learns to See: Marcel
Proust and Photography.
Exhibition Dates: April 10 - June 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, April 10, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm Free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-925-2688.
Lecture: Joan DeJean, How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of
the Modern City.
Athenaeum Annual Stockholders Meeting (Invitation Only)
Athenaeum Genealogy Group
Lecture: Mary Bergstein, In Looking Back One Learns to See: Marcel
Proust and Photography.
Mark your calendars for the next episode of Philadelphia: The Great Experiment, the Emmy Award-winning television documentary series produced by civic entrepreneur Sam Katz. In this latest installment, airing at 7:30 PM on Thursday, April 2nd on 6abc, we find the city at war with itself. The struggle for American independence has divided Philadelphians, who must fight to protect themselves, and the city, from the destruction of the Revolutionary War. Discover the real stories of characters like Betsy Ross, Thomas Paine, and the other Philadelphians who helped create the nation.
For more information, visit www.historyofphilly.com
This year's tour takes place on Sunday, May 3, from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm and offers visitors a peek inside of magnificent buildings in this celebrated community. From extraordinary private homes to notable historic churches, the self guided walking tour acquaints visitors with the outstanding architecture of this planned turn-of-the-century railroad suburb. Tickets are $30 if purchased in advance at www.overbrookfarmsclub.org and $35 if purchased the day of the tour. Included in the ticket is a formal afternoon tea service held at Ivy Hall, an elegant Georgian Revival style mansion with paired chimneys, Palladian windows, and a grand ballroom.
There are also opportunities for volunteers to serve as docent guides and in return to participate in the tour for free. Individuals who are interested should email: email@example.com.
First three Saturdays of the month: 11:00am-3:00pm (excluding July and August).
219 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The building is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Group tours and research visits are by appointment only.
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