We are an historic and vibrant, Philadelphia-centered and member-supported circulating library, research archive, and cultural forum dedicated to harnessing our resources — our expert staff, our collections of books, art and architecture treasures, and our National Historic Landmark Building — to strengthen our growing urban community through cultural engagement and fellowship.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

eventVirtual Speaker Series
May 25 at 6:00 PM
Dressing Up: The Women Who Influenced French Fashion
Elizabeth Block
eventConcert
May 26 at 6:00 PM
Allegro Presents
Allegro Piano Duo
eventVirtual Speaker Series
June 2 at 6:00 PM
The Disaffected of the American Revolution
Aaron Sullivan
eventBook Club
June 2 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: Strangers at the Gate by Catriona McPherson
Lois Reibach
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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia operates the Regional Digital Imaging Center (RDIC), which provides digital imaging and printing services to members and clients, featuring a Cruse CS 220 ST model scanner. LEARN MORE

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 Our building will close May 28, 2022 for renovations to begin, expected to end in Fall 2022. Join us on May 27th for a 'goodbye for now' open house!