Jan
22
Tue
2019
Collection Review: Preserving the Past
Jan 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Collection Review: Preserving the Past @ The Library Company of Philadelphia | Philadelphia | PA | US

Preserving the Past: Early American Object Collecting


Collection Review


Tuesday, January 22


2:30pm




Philadelphia was the center for early American object collections, with Pierre du Simitiere’s American Museum, the Library Company, and Peale’s Museum. In the 19th century, people often collected and saved pieces of American history through relics. George Washington’s hair, snippets of the Star Spangled Banner, and other examples from the Library Company’s collection will be displayed.