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The Library Company of Philadelphia 286th Annual Dinner

Join us for the Library Company of Philadelphia’s 286th Annual Dinner, which will be held on November 16, 2017.

The evening begins at 5:30pm with a reception at the Library Company featuring a toast in honor of the accomplishments of the scholars and fellows who bring the stories hidden in our collections to thousands of historians and students through their publications.

The reception is followed by dinner at the Library Company of Philadelphia, and will include remarks from President, Howell K. Rosenberg – a partner with Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown and Sandler and a lecture by author and historian Dr. Alan Taylor. His presentation will center on his most recently released book, American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804.

Tickets are now available to attend the Library Company’s 286th Annual Dinner. Opportunities to support the Library Company can be found in both Ticket Purchases and Sponsorship Packages


About the Speaker

This year, the Library Company’s featured speaker is two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Dr. Alan Taylor. Dr. Taylor is one of America’s leading historians and an alumnus of the Library Company’s Fellowship Program. Dr. Taylor is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia and the author of eight books, including William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early Republic and The Internal Enemy, Slavery and War in Virginia.  He is an award-winning scholar and dedicated historian who provides and supports professional development for K-12 history teachers. He has won the University of California at Davis Award for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement and the Phi Beta Kappa, Northern California Association Teaching Excellence Award. In addition to two Pulitzer Prizes, he has also won the Society for Historians of the Early Republic Book Prize, the Society of the Cincinnati Triennial Book Prize for his book The Divided Ground, and the Empire State History Prize for The Civil War of 1812.