Thursday, January 16, 2014

Inaugural John C. Van Horne Lecture

How does an institution honor a Director for almost 30 years of service?  It starts with an endowed lecture in his name.  Mark your calendars for May 28, 2014, when the Library Company will welcome acclaimed writer Nathaniel Philbrick as the inaugural speaker in the John C. Van Horne lecture series at the American Philosophical Society’s Benjamin Franklin Hall. Author of seven books—include his most recent Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution—Mr. Philbrick is a penetrating student of early American life and letters. The Board of Trustees has decided to create the Van Horne Lecture as an enduring tribute to the Director’s monumental legacy to the Library Company. It will present distinguished speakers in the worlds of early American history, libraries and bibliography, and education. With your help to endow this program, we can present the lecture annually and feature speakers in symposia, workshops, and conversations as well as more formal talks. Please contact Molly Roth at 215-546-3181 or for information about becoming a founding donor to the John C. Van Horne Lecture Endowment.

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