In this issue:
Banner Image: The north elevation of the Athenaeum during construction of the Penn Mutual Building, August 8, 1913. This was the only time when there was a clear view of the Athenaeum's north side from Walnut St.
Full information and registration instructions for lectures can be found on the Athenaeum website at www.philaathenaeum.org/programs.html
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 11:00AM-3:00PM
First Saturday Opening (This is the last Saturday opening until September)
Wednesday, June 5, 5:30PM
Gregory L. Heller
Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia
Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10
Wednesday, June 12, 5:30PM
Mira Lloyd Dock and the Progressive Era Conservation Movement
Free for Athenaeum
Members, All others $10
Wrought: Robert Phillips-Sketches and Drawings
June 7-August 9, 2013
Opening Reception: First
Friday, June 7, 5:00-7:00pm
The Athenaeum is pleased to once again join more than
1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer. Memorial Day launched Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families; the program runs through Labor Day
2013. Leadership support for this national program has been provided by
the MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.
recognition of the overwhelming response to the Athenaeum's fan
online, The Athenaeum has become a member of the Fan
Association of North America and has been the fortunate recipient of
a donation of the back issues of the FANA Journal (2003 to 2012).
This colorfully illustrated and meticulously researched journal is
available to Athenaeum members and researchers. Publishing articles
that range in coverage from European to Asian to American fans, the FANA
Journal includes such offerings as "A Statue of Liberty
Fan" and "Spanish Commemorative Fans of the 19th Century."
The Athenaeum would like to congratulate our Temple University work-study students who graduated this year: Karen Lowry, Jasmine Clark and Tanya Nash. They performed a variety of tasks during their stay with us, including assisting the circulation and cataloging departments. We wish them success in their future endeavors.L-R: Karen, Jasmine and Tanya.
First and Third Saturdays: 11:00am-3:00pm (excluding the summer months)
219 S. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Group tours and research visits are by appointment only.
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