Current Exhibition in the Library Company’s
Louise Lux-Sions and Harry Sions Gallery:
Remnants of Everyday Life: Historical Ephemera in the
Workplace, Street, and Home
Exhibition on View:
May 1–October 13, 2013
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 and the
Philadelphia Cultural Fund.
Library Company 2013 Annual Meeting & Remnants of Everyday Life Exhibition Opening
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Members-Only Annual Meeting from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m
Talk by Dr. Ellen Gruber Garvey on the history of scrapbooking, 5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Remnants of Everyday Life explores the stories behind the production, dissemination, and preservation of ephemera, and shows how its evolution, while being intrinsically tied to changes in mass production technologies, corresponded with shifts in cultural values and priorities
Juneteenth: African American Women in the Era of Emancipation
Friday, June 21, 2013
Reception at 4:30 p.m.
Panel at 5:00 p.m.
Our conference serves as a recognition of Juneteenth—one of the oldest known celebrations commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This news came two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was issued and now often serves as a symbolic day of freedom. This year’s theme, “African American Women in the Era of Emancipation,” explores the Civil War experiences of free and enslaved black women as they challenged slavery and defined freedom on the front lines.
Ligaments: Everyday Connections of Colonial Economies
Thirteenth Annual PEAES Conference
Thursday, October 24 - Friday, October 25, 2013
For more information on these events please call 215-546-3181 or email Alison McMenamin, email@example.com.
The Library Company will observe the following holidays in 2013:
New Year's - Tuesday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 21
Presidents’ Day - Monday, February 18
Good Friday - Friday, March 29
Memorial Day - Monday, May 27
Independence Day - Thursday, July 4
Labor Day - Monday, September 2
Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29
Christmas -Tuesday, December 24 & Wednesday, December 25
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