Library Company Events Online

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Crowd from the 2013 Annual Meeting.

If you were not able to attend our 2013 spring events in person, you can find podcasts and exhibitions on our website!


The mini exhibition on view through February, The Emancipation Proclamation: One Step Toward Freedom, is now accessible in an expanded online version. Curator Krystal Appiah looks at the abolition of slavery as a gradual process with Lincoln’s historic document being one of several proclamations that helped bring slavery to an end.


A video of our 2013 Annual Meeting held on May 21 includes reports from President B. Robert DeMento, Treasurer Robert Christian, and Director John Van Horne introducing new Trustees and recent acquisitions, reporting on last year’s activities, acknowledging staff anniversaries, and reviewing the Library Company’s finances. Ellen Gruber Garvey’s lecture on the history of scrapbooking that followed the meeting and opened the new exhibition of ephemera is also available online.


On February 28, William H. Helfand Visual Culture Fellow Allison Lange discussed the visual politics of the women’s suffrage movement, and, on March 7, Michael Froio discussed his contemporary photographs of the Pennsylvania Railroad inspired by the historic images of William Rau. Both of these lectures can be found on our Visual Culture Program page.


Most recently we held our annual Juneteenth program on June 21. This year’s topic — “African American Women in the Era of Emancipation” — featured scholars Daina Ramey Berry, Lois Brown, L’Merchie Frazier, and Thavolia Glymph in conversation with Program in African American History Director Erica Armstrong Dunbar. Video of this program can be found on the PAAH page.
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