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200th Anniversary Event    200th Anniversary Event

(To make a reservation call 215-925-2688 or email events@philaathenaeum.org unless other instructions are given)

 

200th Anniversary Corporate Sponsorship Information

An article celebrating the Athenaeum's 200th Anniversary, written by board member Maria M. Thompson, appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Antiques & Fine Art Magazine.  Click here to read it online.

 

Ongoing
     
Treasures of the Athenaeum: 200 Years of Collecting.  Current Exhibition. September 12-November 15, 2014.
 
Upcoming
     
     
November 1 11:00am-3:00pm First Saturday opening.
  1:30pm 200th Anniversary Event  GALLERY TALK: Donald Cresswell, A Plan of the City of Philadelphia and Environs Surveyed by John Hills, 1808.  Free.  More InformationReservations Required
     
November 5 12:00-1:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  Exploring The Athenaeum, Tips of The Iceberg: Join Executive Director Sandra Tatman for the next talk in this monthly series.  November will focus on a desk made by cabinetmaker Michel Bouvier for Joseph Bonaparte, ca. 1818-1820.  Reservations Required
  6:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  LECTURE: Carol Eaton Soltis, “Partners in Art, Thomas Sully and His Daughter, Jane Sully Darley.” Free for Athenaeum Members, all others $10  More Information and Online PaymentReservations Required
     
November 8 11:00am-3:00pm Second Saturday opening.
     
November 11 11:00am Socrates Cafe Discussion Group. RSVP to gsfesq@verizon.net.
     
November 12 6:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  200 Years: Treasures Capstone Party. Click here for details and registration.
     
November 15 11:00am-3:00pm Third Saturday opening.
  1:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  GALLERY TALK: Samuel Streit & Daniel Traister, “Rare Books at the Athenæum.”  Free.  More InformationReservations Required
     
November 19 2:00-4:00pm Genealogy Group workshop with Jill Lee. Reservations Required Members Only Event
     
November 26   Athenaeum closes at 1:00pm.
     
November 27-28   Athenaeum closed for Thanksgiving.
     
December 3 12:00-1:00pm 200th Anniversary Event  Exploring The Athenaeum, Tips of The Iceberg: Join Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture Bruce Laverty for the next talk in this monthly series.  December will focus on the photography of Karl F. Lutz (1896-1976).  Reservations Required
     
December 5 5:30pm 200th Anniversary Event  Exhibition opening and award presentation for Looking Forward: Re-Imagining The Athenaeum of Philadelphia architectural competition.  Save the date.  For competition entry information, click here.
     
December 6 9:00am 200th Anniversary Event  Roger W. Moss Symposium- Philadelphia Architecture: Present and Future.  Additional information and Registration.
  11:00am-3:00pm First Saturday opening.
     
December 9 11:00am Socrates Cafe Discussion Group. RSVP to gsfesq@verizon.net.
     
December 10 2:00-4:00pm Genealogy Group workshop with Jill Lee. Reservations Required Members Only Event
     
December 13 11:00am-3:00pm Second Saturday opening.
     
December 20 11:00am-3:00pm Third Saturday opening.
     
December 24-25   Closed for Christmas.