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January 22, 2019 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm UTC Timezone
The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107, Philadelphia
PA 19107
Library Company of Philadelphia

Preserving the Past: Early American Object Collecting

Collection Review

Tuesday, January 22


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.

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