Current Exhibition

Upcoming & Current Events

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

That's So Gay: Outing Early America

Exhibition on View:
February 10, 2014–October 17, 2014

Gallery Open
Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

The exhibition and its accompanying programming are supported by funds from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Bowman Properties, John Alchin & Hal Maryatt, Lois & Julian Brodsky,Mel Heifetz, Davida T. Deutsch, Robby Browne, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, and Visit Philadelphia.


"By Dawn's Early Light" Exhibition

Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Materials from the Library Company’s collections will be featured in “By Dawn’s Early Light,” an exhibition on the creation of an American Jewish Culture in the early Republic at the Center for Jewish History, on view through June.


Carol Soltis's lecture on Thomas Sully on Thursday, April 24 has been cancelled.


“That’s So Gay” Exhibition Open in the Evening, June 9-13, 2014

To celebrate Gay Pride Month, the Library Company will extend the hours for its exhibition gallery until 8 p.m. the week of June 9th.  Come see “That’s So Gay: Outing Early America.” No reservations required.


Kate Culkin, speaking on Harriet Hosmer

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

7 p.m. Program (at William Way LGBT Community Center)

Dr. Kate Culkin, an associate professor of history at Bronx Community College, will speak on American sculptor Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908). In her book Harriet Hosmer: A Cultural Biography, Dr. Culkin shows how Hosmer maintained relationships with women, at a time when there was widespread cultural acceptance of intense same-sex relationships – and how those relationships were critical to her career. Hosmer crafted her public image as “strong and dainty, talented and unaffected, girlish and masculine,” to become a leading role model for American girlhood. Come see the exhibition at the Library Company and hear the talk at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street.

Note that the exhibition will be open until 8 p.m. that evening.


Eventbrite - Kate Culkin, speaking on Harriet Hosmer



Monday, June 30, 2014

Reception at the Library Company with an opportunity to view the exhibition “That’s So Gay,” followed by a concert by Philadelphia Voices of Pride at the William Way LGBT Community Center.  Philadelphia Voices of Pride is a vocal ensemble devoted to promoting a positive image of the LGBT community. The concert will draw inspiration from the Library Company’s sheet music collection. In addition, the tap dancing group Men on Tap will perform their hit number “Light in the Loafers.”







Click here for Print Friendly LCP Events Calendar



For more information on these events please call 215-546-3181 or email Alison McMenamin,