Current Exhibition



Upcoming and Current Exhibitions and Events

 

Current Exhibition in the Library Company’s
Louise Lux-Sions and Harry Sions Gallery:

The Genius of Freedom: Northern Black Activism and Uplift after the Civil War

November 11, 2014–June 27, 2015


Special Exhibition Hours

10 am to 3 pm the last Saturday of each month.

The exhibition and its accompanying programming are supported by funds from the Pennsylvania Abolition Society and the Independence Foundation.


 

2nd Annual Library Company Lecture in Honor of John Van Horne

Wednesday, April 8

The Union League of Philadelphia

This year’s speaker will be historian Margaret MacMillan whose recent book The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 was written to coincide with the 100th anniversary of World War I.

For more information or to rsvp, contact Alison McMenamin at amcmenamin@librarycompany.org or call 215-546-3181


 

Human Trafficking in Early America

Thursday, April 23 - Saturday, April 25, 2015

This conference explores the ramifications of forced migration in the Atlantic world before 1865, a multifarious phenomenon involving Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans of every decade and region.

Sponsors include the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Library Company of Philadelphia, Drew University, and the University of Maryland.

Opening Session and Reception at the Library Company of Philadelphia:
April 23, 2015

5:00-6:00: Registration and Reception
Viewing of exhibition The Genius of Freedom: Northern Black Activism and Uplift after the Civil War

6:00-7:15 p.m.: Opening Session
Chair: Richard S. Newman, Library Company of Philadelphia
Keynote Address: Edward E. Baptist, Cornell University: “Trafficking in People, Real or Derivative: the Second Slavery and Anglo-American Development”

Conference website with registration details coming soon

 


 

A Sense of Scale, an Image of Time: Searching for American Identity at the Centennial Exposition

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Dominique Zino, the Library’s 2014-2015 William H. Helfand Fellow in Visual Culture, will give a talk on the visual culture of the Centennial Exhibition of 1876, the first major World’s Fair to be held in the United States. Zino’s work explores the documentation and marketing of the industrial, agricultural, and art exhibitions in terms of “picturesque time.”

Eventbrite - A Sense of Scale, an Image of Time: Searching for American Identity at the Centennial Exposition

 

Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life

Thursday, May 14, 2015

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Sally McMillen will discuss her book Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life.

Registration coming soon


 

 

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For more information on these events please call 215-546-3181 or email Alison McMenamin, amcmenamin@librarycompany.org.