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November 2018

Netherlands Trip

November 11, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Netherlands Trip Golden Age of the Netherlands: Manuscripts, Archives and Culture 11 November – 17 November, 2018 What do Rembrandt, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Plantation, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Tulips, Johannes Vermeer and the American Revolution all have in common?   Under the expert guidance of Manuscripts Society Trustee Alfred Lemmon of The Historic New Orleans Collection and cultural tour specialist Nick Fritz, a veteran of 40 years of specialized tours of the Netherlands – you will get your answer. Enjoy extraordinary…

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April 2019

2019 Annual Meeting – Boston

April 24, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - April 27, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of  key events of the American Revolution: the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon U.S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education and culture. It would be part of…

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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! A Number of the Exhibitions have on-line components as well as video interviews! Well worth a look!

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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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May 2020

Annual Meeting – Williamsburg and Richmond, VA – CANCELLED

May 12 - May 16
Colonial Williamsburg Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States + Google Map

Virginia has HISTORY! Founded in 1607 it is famous for many reasons! By the time of the American Revolution, it was the largest of the thirteen original colonies in both land and population. It is where the first slave ship landed in 1619 and Jamestown became the first permanent English settlement in America. It is the location of the surrender of the British ending the American Revolution. It is the home of four of the first five American Presidents. Can…

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June 2020

Boston Athenaeum – Three Virtual Events

June 1 - June 5

Boston Athenaeum Presents Three Virtual Events June 1: VIRTUAL EVENT: Pride was a Riot: 50 Years of Protests, Celebrations and Pride in Boston - Join Joan Ilacqua, Executive Director of The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston for a overview of the Stonewall Riots and the 50 years of protests and celebrations that followed. Using photographs and stories found in The History Project's archives, we'll cover Boston's first pride commemoration and march and the continued debate over whether Pride is a celebration, a protest, or both. June 2: VIRTUAL EVENT:…

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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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Webinar: New Hebrew Manuscript

October 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Fordham University, 4500 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY United States

"Go forth and learn”: The Artist Joel ben Simeon and a Newly Discovered Hebrew Manuscript - A Webinar "Go Forth and Learn" Joel ben Simeon Thursday, October 22, 2020 -  1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT The webinar is via Zoom (link is sent out 1 day prior) Joel ben Simeon was a fifteenth-century Jewish scribe and illuminator.  Trained as an artist and scribe in Germany he spent most of his itinerant career in the book arts in northern Italy.…

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November 2020

Independent Online Booksellers Assoc – Second Virtual Fair

November 20 @ 12:00 PM - November 22 @ 5:00 PM

IOBA Virtual Fair Nov. 20-22 Featuring Ephemera, Manuscripts, Books, and More   Just in time for your holiday shopping:  The Independent Online Booksellers Association offers its second virtual fair, running November 20-22 online at https://www.iobabookfair.com/. More than 75 IOBA members from the United States and a number of other countries will be offering a wide range of books, ephemera, manuscripts, photographs, autographs, and maps over the three-day fair, including much that will be fresh-to-market. Visitors will get the chance to view offerings of…

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