The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, circa 1940

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, circa 1940

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Monday, July 21, 2014

In 1814, a group of local learned men – with broad interests in science, literature, politics and more – announced the opening of two reading rooms run by the Athenaeum of Philadelphia. Named in honor of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, the member-supported Athenaeum was founded to collect materials “connected with the history and antiquities  Read More >>

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