Boston Anthenaeum

Boston Anthenaeum

The Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It is also one of a number of membership libraries, meaning that patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use the Athenæums services. Wikipedia

Boston Anthenaeum

The Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It is also one of a number of membership libraries, meaning that patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use the Athenæums services. Wikipedia

  • Dec 19 at 4:37 PM
    After 47 years, today is Stanley Ellis Cushings last official day. Stop by his office if youre in and bid him farewell. You cant miss it on 2G. Or sign a card for him which will be at the Circulation Desk until the new year.
  • Dec 13 at 6:11 PM
    Want to learn about apps for reading or anything else? Make the Most of your Membership! Come tonight, Dec. 13, at 6 pm to the Seminar Room. Your friendly reference librarian will explain membership benefits & library services. http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/library/using-library
  • Dec 11 at 7:42 PM
    Happy #MusicMonday! Image credit: Augustin-Amant-Constant-Fidele Edouart (1789-1861), No. 6 Mrs. C.C. Felton, Mrs. Agassiz, and T.H. Perkins III, 1842. Paint, graphite, and sepia wash. Boston Athenaeum, Gift of Miss Caroline E.P. Cabot, 1983. Subject: Interior scene in which Mrs.Cornelius Conway Felton (Mary Louisa Cary, 1821-1864) is seated at the piano at left. Mrs. Louis Agassiz (Elizabeth Cary, 1822-1907) stands behind her holding a sheet of music. The man standing at the right may be T.H. Perkins III (1823-1900) or, as identified by C.P. Curtis, it may be their brother Thomas Graves Cary, Jr. (1824-1888).
  • Dec 8 at 4:45 PM
    Happy #foreedgefriday! Todays fore-edge painting is found on a manuscript of a Testament and psalter (Sternhold's version), written in shorthand by Walter Buchanan, London, 1663. Boston Athenum Manuscript Collection. Gift ; Mrs. Agnes McKean Austin ; 1847.

Dec 19, 4:37 PM

After 47 years, today is Stanley Ellis Cushings last official day. Stop by his office if youre in and bid him farewell. You cant miss it on 2G. Or sign a card for him which will be at the Circulation Desk until the new year.

Dec 13, 6:11 PM

Want to learn about apps for reading or anything else? Make the Most of your Membership! Come tonight, Dec. 13, at 6 pm to the Seminar Room. Your friendly reference librarian will explain membership benefits & library services. http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/library/using-library

Dec 11, 7:42 PM

Happy #MusicMonday! Image credit: Augustin-Amant-Constant-Fidele Edouart (1789-1861), No. 6 Mrs. C.C. Felton, Mrs. Agassiz, and T.H. Perkins III, 1842. Paint, graphite, and sepia wash. Boston Athenaeum, Gift of Miss Caroline E.P. Cabot, 1983. Subject: Interior scene in which Mrs.Cornelius Conway Felton (Mary Louisa Cary, 1821-1864) is seated at the piano at left. Mrs. Louis Agassiz (Elizabeth Cary, 1822-1907) stands behind her holding a sheet of music. The man standing at the right may be T.H. Perkins III (1823-1900) or, as identified by C.P. Curtis, it may be their brother Thomas Graves Cary, Jr. (1824-1888).

Dec 8, 4:45 PM

Happy #foreedgefriday! Todays fore-edge painting is found on a manuscript of a Testament and psalter (Sternhold's version), written in shorthand by Walter Buchanan, London, 1663. Boston Athenum Manuscript Collection. Gift ; Mrs. Agnes McKean Austin ; 1847.

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