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.

 


 

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”

To register and for more information, visit the conference website.

 


 

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

 

Members-Only Annual Meeting and Public Lecture by Sally McMillen

Thursday, May 14, 2015

5:00 pm - Members-Only Annual Meeting

6:00 pm - Reception

6:30 pm - Lecture by Sally McMillen on her book Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life.

 

Eventbrite - Annual Meeting and Public Lecture by Sally McMillen


 

Governed by a Spirit of Opposition: The Origins of American Political Practice in Colonial Philadelphia

Monday, May 18, 2015

5:30 pm - Reception

6:15 pm - Presentation and discussion

The Program in Early American Economy and Society at the Library Company of Philadelphia is delighted to host an evening book talk with Jessica Roney of Temple University, who will speak on her recently published, Governed by a Spirit of Opposition: The Origins of American Political Practice in Colonial Philadelphia.  In this beautifully crafted study, Roney reveals the deep and flourishing political culture of ordinary Philadelphians during the eighteenth century.  In the absence of a strong city government, private individuals stepped in to shape a broad range of public institutions that brought together colonists from all walks of life.  Volunteer fire fighters, groups of money lenders, informal banking collectives, poor relief reformers, and many other public-spirited collections of city residents created a climate of civic engagement that long preceded the Revolutionary generation. 

 

Eventbrite - Governed by a Spirit of Opposition

 

 


 

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Juneteenth Symposium - 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Time TBD

Danielle Allen will discuss her book Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality.

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