At Home with the Smithsonian Libraries: African American History & Culture Unbound

Event Start Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 5:00 pm

Event End Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 7:00 pm

While many of the Smithsonian Libraries’ collections are intended for research, we also have extensive unique, special, and rare collections that are often featured in museum exhibitions. And these significant items often make up exhibitions all on their own.

Such is the case at our National Museum of African American History and Culture Library, where we’ve had three exhibitions since the Museum opened four years ago: Highlights from the Library’s Special Collection, Ella’s Books: Volumes from the Library of Ella Fitzgerald, and Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Early and Notable Editions.

Join Shauna Collier, Head Librarian and curator, and Brandee Worsham, Reference Librarian, both of the National Museum of African American History and Culture Library, as they talk about the Library, these exhibitions, and the fascinating stories behind them.

Please join us on Thursday, October 22 at 5 PM ET. Space is limited, so we wanted to make sure you had the first opportunity to sign up as a Smithsonian Libraries supporter! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the program. We will also be live-streaming the program on Facebook for a broader audience.


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