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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: Curator’s Choice: Trees! – Turn the leaves (virtually, of course!) of a selection of books from Special Collections that celebrate the natural beauty of trees and wood with Curator of Rare Books & Head of Special Collections Dr. John Buchtel. From a 1770 study of the cellular structure of wood, to photogravures of the great trees of Africa, to a contemporary artist’s book whose depictions of different wood grains are printed from actual specimens of each species under examination, the Athenæum’s collections are full of dendrological delectations.

June 4: VIRTUAL EVENT: Cameo Conversation: An Inside Look at Fiction, Journalism, and the Mysteries of Both! with Hank Phillippi Ryan – How does an Emmy winning reporter become a best-selling author of fast-paced murder mysteries? And how does a just-the-facts journalist add mystery fiction to her resume – and juggle being a reporter, an author, a wife and a grandmother? Hank has managed to mix the worlds of fact and fiction – in an amazing career from radio reporter to Rolling Stone Magazine to undercover investigations at Boston’s WHDH-TV. She’ll discuss the obstacles and challenges of a newbie in 1971, as well as the risks and rewards of an experienced senior reporter. The craziness, the fun, the stress – and how she ended up where she is at age 70.

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