Current Exhibition

Upcoming and Current Exhibitions and Events


Upcoming 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 26, 2015

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




Economic History's Many Muses

Friday, October 24, and Saturday, October 25

The Program in Early American Economy and Society is fifteen years old, which is a fitting time to reflect on the Program’s achievements and future directions in the field of economic history. Over the years, PEAES has sponsored rich and ever-changing research, publication, and public programs that are at the center of shaping how we understand the economic lives of early modern peoples. Its fellows, conference presenters, and published historians are among the most important scholars who have refined and reworked the ways we understand the multifaceted economies of people in all walks of life, in every corner of the Atlantic world down to the 1850s. Fifteen years ago, PEAES charted a course that welcomed fellowship proposals on a great range of both traditional and experimental themes, and year after year, the Program has showcased fresh perspectives at its conferences, and its journal and book publications feature some of the most innovative studies in economic history, broadly conceived. This conference looks back over those fifteen years to reflect on a few of the central themes preoccupying economic historians during recent decades, how approaches and findings have changed, what achievements have been made, and how we can think about our future research in these vital subfields.

Learn more about this conference and register online




The Genius of Freedom Opening

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Please note: The Library Company Fall Events brochure incorrectly stated this program would occur on November 12. The correct date is November 11.

This celebration of the opening of the Library Company’s newest exhibition about the experiences of Reconstruction and nation-making in the North after the Civil War will feature a talk by Dr. Kali Gross, author of Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880–1910.


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