In this issue:
Dr. Sandra Tatman will retire at the end of this calendar year, and the search has begun for the new Executive Director.
Please click here for the full announcement (Opens as pdf)
Is summer your best time for research?
If so, please do not forget that the Athenaeum owns the online
version of the American Antiquarian Society periodicals dating from 1691
to 1877. This is a searchable,
printable, and e-mail-able database available both in our building and
outside to Athenaeum members. If
you are researching from home, you will need a password – which can be
obtained from Jill Lee at either 215-925-2688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This general periodical collection covers science, literature,
medicine, agriculture, women’s studies, family life, religion and many
other topics, and includes many magazines and other periodicals which our
own Athenaeum never owned. Records
for the periodical titles are included in our Online
Public Access Catalog (OPAC).
The Triumphant Return of Mr. Durang
Funding at Work
portrait of eminent architect Edwin Forrest Durang by Lorenzo Scattaglia
has returned from cleaning and restoration by Steven B. Erisoty.
Formerly cloaked in a dark and discolored varnish, the Durang
portrait now reveals the wooden panel behind the sitter as well as a
better view of the architectural drawing instrument which he holds.
In fall 2008, with the aid of generous volunteers, the
Athenaeum began opening on one Saturday per month.
Over the years since that time two more Saturdays have been added,
again through the good efforts of volunteers.
Now the Athenaeum wants to take the next step and begin opening in
fall 2015 on all Saturdays in the month, barring holidays and major
snowstorms. Please help us
with this project. The hours
will remain 11am to 3pm on each Saturday.
If you have time to volunteer any hours for these Saturdays, please
contact Sandra L. Tatman, at 215-925-2688 or email@example.com.
Your enthusiasm and willingness to serve are most appreciated!
Socrates Cafe Discussion Group
If you would like help in setting up your device to read e-books, please contact Lois Reibach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-925-2688 to make an appointment.
First three Saturdays of the month: 11:00am-3:00pm (excludingthe summer months).
This June, the Athenaeum will be open the first two Saturdays. Saturday openings will then resume in September.
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