Back in the spotlight again! Thank you to 6abc for featuring us on 6ABC Loves the Arts. http://6abc.com/society/6abc-loves-the-arts---american-swedish-historical-museum-and-the-athenaeum-of-philadelphia-/3305577/
A nice bit of publicity: http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/04/05/inside-the-society-hill-library-where-hidden-philadelphia-lives-in-19th-century-grandeur
Due to the inclement weather, the Athenaeum will be closed Wednesday, March 21.
With the snow coming down steadily the Athenaeum will be closing at 3 PM today.
In honor of The Philadelphia Flower Show we bring you these lovely plates from volume IV (1894) of the horticultural magazine "Meehan's Monthly," which was published in Germantown, with color lithographs by L. Prang & Co.
On March 7, 1814, "Poulson's American Daily Advertiser" published an article about the Athenaeum, stating that it was to be opened on that day, indicating that "The rooms of the Athenaeum, are in the second story of A. Finley's Book Store, S.E. corner of Chestnut and Fourth street." Although we are no longer at that location, we regret that our current building will not be open to mark the occasion, on account of the inclement weather. We hope to reopen on Thursday, March, 8, 2018.
The Athenaeum will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, March 7th, due to the expected inclement weather, but you still have time before the storm hits to obtain the ingredients for this recipe from "The Household Treasure, or, The Young Housewife’s Companion," published in Philadelphia in 1871.
Paul Cret and Modern Classicism Symposium May 11-12, 2018 For a complete description of the symposium, including the list of speakers, please view the brochure: http://www.philaathenaeum.org/pdf/CretSymposium.pdf Please note that this event takes place Friday at the Athenaeum and Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. AIA/CES 8.5LU For registration: http://www.philaathenaeum.org/symposium.html
With the Olympics continuing, we dipped into the vault for more winter sports, this time from 1892. ⛸🏒
Enjoying the Winter Olympics? Check out this article on curling from the December 1902 issue of “Country Life in America.” 🥌
Due to the victory celebration for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Athenaeum will be CLOSED today, February 8, 2018. We will reopen tomorrow with normal hours. Enjoy the parade!
For those of you who can't wait for the Super Bowl to start, we offer this favorite from our collection: Poe's foot-ball: how to play the most popular amateur game ; containing the latest American Inter-collegiate Association and Rugby rules. It was published in New York in 1891. An interesting nugget from p. 16: Rule 17. -- No one wearing projecting nails or iron plates on his shoes, or any metal substance upon his person, shall be allowed to play in a match. No sticky or greasy substance shall be used on the person of players. Makes you wonder what those early games were like. #flyeaglesfly #superbowlLII