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Price $18 Adults, $15 Museum Members & Students
Age Suitability Teens and up
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Reading Rooms & Libraries in 19th-Century NYC

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 6:30p

Join us as we recreate a tavern experience of reading a 19th-century newspaper by candlelight. With that understanding as the backdrop, follow Dr. Jill Lord as she traces the history of public spaces for reading. Taverns, booksellers, and members-only societal libraries were the norm until 1854 when the first public library in the United States, Astor Library, was established.

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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum
421 E. 61st St.
New York, NY 10065
(212) 838-6878
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