Open House at the Boston Athenaeum

The Boston Athenaeum, the largest private lending library in the country, will hold its annual open house on Saturday, September 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Since its founding in 1807, the Athenaeum has been one of Boston's premier cultural institutions, facilitating the creation of the Museum of Fine Arts and nearly becoming the City of Boston's public library.

Helmed today by Stanford Calderwood Director Elizabeth Barker '92, the Athenaeum has recently expanded its young members' events, from cinema nights to lessons in pairing oysters and wine.

Visitors to the open house will have the chance to see "portions of George Washington's personal library; the oldest remaining colonial library in Boston, the King's Chapel Collection; impressive works of art by John Singer Sargent, Gilbert Stuart, Polly Thayer Starr, N.C. Wyeth; and much more."

For more information, visit the Athenaeum's website. This event is FREE, but advance registration is recommended to avoid long lines on the 12th!

WHEN
September 12, 2015 at 9am - 4pm
WHERE
The Boston Athenaeum
10 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
United States
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