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Event Calendar

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

Fall 2015 Events mailer (pdf)

     
     
September 5-7   Closed for Labor Day
     
September 11 5:00-7:00PM Opening and Reception for the exhibition City Abandoned: Selected Photographs by Vincent D. FeldmanAdditional information.  
     
September 12 1:00-3:00PM Grandparent’s Day Workshop: Exploring Books-Telling Your Story with Mary Elizabeth Nelson.  Free for grandparents (or parents) accompanied by a child, but reservations are required and space is limited.  Co-Sponsored by the Philadelphia Center for the Book.  Additional information.  
     
September 13 2:00-4:00PM Tour: “Lovers of Learning: The Athenaeum and Laurel Hill Cemetery" A Tour of Laurel Hill Cemetery with an emphasis on Athenaeum members, led by Athenaeum member and Laurel Hill volunteer Kerry Bryan. $12.  Tour information and registration.
     
September 16 2:00-4:00PM Genealogy Workshop with Jill Lee. 
  6:00-8:00PM Writers' Group.  RSVP to Concha Alborg at calborg@comcast.net 
     
September 19 1:30PM Lecture: Vincent D. Feldman, City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia. Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Program description and online payment.
     
September 25-26   Closed due to Papal visit.
     
September 30 5:30PM Lecture: John L. Puckett and Mark Frazier Lloyd, Becoming Penn: The Pragmatic American University, 1950-2000 Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Program description and online payment.
     
October 3 1:00PM Gallery Talk by Vincent Feldman on the exhibition City Abandoned: Selected photographs by Vincent D. FeldmanAdditional information.
     
October 8 12:30PM “Behind the Scenes” at the Pennsylvania Hospital Library and Archives with Stacey C. Peeples, Curator-Lead Archivist, Pennsylvania Hospital. Free. Additional Information.
     
October 10 10:00AM-5:00PM Workshop: The Caterpillar Stitch with Denise Carbone. $10 Materials Fee.  Co-Sponsored by the Philadelphia Center for the Book. Program description and online payment.
     
October 12   Closed for Columbus Day
     
October 13 11:00AM Socrates Cafe Discussion Group  RSVP to Gil Feinberg at gsfesq@verizon.net
     
October 14 6:00-8:00PM Writers' Group.  RSVP to Concha Alborg at calborg@comcast.net 
     
October 20 2:30PM Society Hill-Hot and Healthy! Dr. Robert Norris, “How to Prevent Heart Attacks”.  Free.  Additional Information.
     
October 21 2:00-4:00PM Genealogy Workshop with Jill Lee. 
  5:30PM Lecture: Nancy G. Heller, John Singer Sargent and Flamenco: Reconsidering El Jaleo Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Program description and online payment.
     
October 24 1:30PM Lecture: Steven B. Erisoty, “Preserving Philadelphia’s Artistic Heritage”  Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Program description and online payment.
     
October 28 5:30PM Lecture: Stephen Hague, The Gentleman’s House in the British Atlantic World Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Program description and online payment.
     
October 31 1:30PM Lecture: Raghu Karnad, Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Program description and online payment.
     
November 4 5:30PM Lecture: Mark Reinberger and Elizabeth McLean, The Philadelphia Country House: Architecture and Landscape in Colonial America Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Program description and online payment.
     
November 10 11:00AM Socrates Cafe Discussion Group  RSVP to Gil Feinberg at gsfesq@verizon.net
     
November 11 6:00-8:00PM Writers' Group.  RSVP to Concha Alborg at calborg@comcast.net 
     
November 18 2:00-4:00PM Genealogy Workshop with Jill Lee. 
  5:30PM James McClelland and Lynn Miller, City in a Park: A History of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park System Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Program description and online payment.
     
November 25 1:00PM Athenaeum closes at 1:00PM.
     
November 26-28   Closed for Thanksgiving.
     
December 2 5:30PM Discussion: “Themes of Architecture and Cultural Transformation.  Co-sponsored by Professionisti Italiani Philadelphia.  Free.  Additional Information.
     
December 6 2:00-4:00PM Industrial Philadelphia: Past and Present Exhibition Opening, Reception and Sale. Additional Information.
     
December 8 11:00AM Socrates Cafe Discussion Group  RSVP to Gil Feinberg at gsfesq@verizon.net
     
December 9 5:30PM Lecture: Marjorie G. Jones, The Life and Times of Mary Vaux Walcott Free for Athenaeum Members, All others $10.  Program description and online payment.
     
December 16 6:00-8:00PM Writers' Group.  RSVP to Concha Alborg at calborg@comcast.net 
     
December 24-26   Closed for Christmas.