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February 2020

Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions: Creating the American Republic

February 29 - May 30
New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024 United States
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America is unique among nations in fostering a vibrant culture of engagement with constitutional matters and the fundamental principles of government. Featuring 40 books and documents from collector and philanthropist Dorothy Tapper Goldman’s collection—including constitutions from the federal and state levels—Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions: Creating the American Republic depicts the story of America’s unique constitutionalism from the founding era through the turn of the 20th century. The exhibition, which sketches the often troubled history of the country as it expanded across the…

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March 2020

Morgan Library and Museum

March 6 - June 14
The Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Some Current Exhibitions The Book of Ruth: Medieval to Modern:  February 14 through June 14, 2020, includes films, lectures, family workshops Beethoven 250: Autograph Music Manuscripts by Ludwig van Beethoven: January 22 through April 26, 2020 No Soft Nonsense: Anne Brontë at 200: February 25 through June 7, 2020 Lectures, Discussion, films and so much more with the exhibitions at The Morgan!

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American Antiquarian Society – Public Lectures

March 10 - June 4
American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609 United States
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2020 Public Lectures and Performances Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. “First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory” by Mitch Kachun Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. "This Land is Their Land" by David Silverman Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. "Patriot, Artisan, Entrepreneur, and Industrialist: Paul Revere’s Ride to Rolling Copper” by Robert Martello Thursday, May 7, at 7 p.m. "Isaiah Thomas's Apprenticeship: The Labor and Value of Children’s Literature" by Karen Sanchez-Eppler Thursday, May 21, at…

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September 2020

Renaissance Invention – Nova Reperta

September 1 - November 30
Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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The Newberry Library presents: Renaissance Invention: Nova Reperta During a time of globalization, colonization, and warfare, Europeans in the Renaissance embraced new technology even as they lamented its disruptive, destructive, and destabilizing consequences. Sound familiar? " Renaissance Invention explores the conception of novelty and technology through an unprecedented study of Nova Reperta (New Discoveries). Nova Reperta is  a late sixteenth-century print series.  It celebrated the marvels of the age, including the stirrup, the cure for syphilis, and the so-called discovery…

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October 2020

Great Libraries of Rome Trip – CANCELLED

October 3 - October 11

Tour the most beautiful libraries of Rome and see their rare manuscript collections. By special arrangement, enter the Vatican Museums before they open to the public. Gain behind-the-scenes-access to a private villa opened by the owners exclusively for Manuscript Society travelers. Enter the Vatican Library by special permission to see important manuscripts housed in the collection! All this and more when you join the Manuscript Society in its bi-annual overseas trip in Rome, Italy. THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE…

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