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Philadelphia Chapter Event


Private Tour of the Parkway Central Library and Rare Books Collection

Thursday, October 3, 2019
10:00 AM - Noon
Location: The Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia
Restricted to members only
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
This event is SOLD OUT!
Contact: Mary Clifford

Your guide will take you through the grand Beaux-Arts building - an important part of Philadelphia's past and present. You’ll admire the newly repurposed Music room with instruments and sheet music and visit the outdoor rooftop deck for amazing views of the city.

The Library’s rare books exhibit includes Oriental manuscripts, the A.S.W. Rosenbach Collection of Early American Children’s Books, letters of Presidents and the collections of Beatrix Potter and Edgar Allen Poe.  A bequest from William McIntire Elkins enabled the installation of the 62-foot-long paneled Georgian room along with his entire library and collections of Oliver Goldsmith, Charles Dickens and Americana as well as miscellaneous literary treasures.
Please contact Mary Clifford at  if you are interested in joining the group for lunch after the tour.
Cancellations must be made by September 20, 2019;  no refunds will be given after this date.