Friends of the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library
Celebrating our 85th Anniversary
A Visit to the American Philosophical Society
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
“Of Elephants and Roses: Encounters with French Natural History, 1790-1830” the current exhibition at the American Philosophical Society challenges us to envision ourselves in Paris 200 years ago. “You might have seen Empress Josephine’s famous black swans and original watercolors by Pierre Joseph Redoute.” This splendid exhibition has at its entrance one of Josephine’s stuffed black swans and a volume of Les Roses
by Redoute and ever so much more including documentation of elephants Hans and Parkie who arrived in Paris in 1798. The Friends of the Rosemont College Library invite you to join them for a tour of this acclaimed exhibition on Tuesday, October 4th.
We will gather at Library Hall located at 105 South Fifth Street (the entrance to the Library is around the corner on Library Street) at 11:00 a.m.
for a treasures tour with the APS Librarian, Martin Levitt, followed by lunch on the second floor in Philosophical Hall. Museum curatorial staff will give an overview of the exhibition during lunch, after which we will explore the exhibition on our own. Museum staff will be around to answer any questions.
There are a limited number of places available (25)
so reservations will be accepted on a first come basis. Your check in the amount of $15 is due by Tuesday, September 27th
. Enclosed please find a self-addressed envelope and registration form. Parking instructions follow: The Bourse Building parking lot is located on Fourth Street, between Market and Chestnut Streets. Fourth Street runs one-way south. The parking lot entrance is located half-way down the block on the left.
We hope you will join us for a fascinating morning looking at objets d’art and later dining with friends.