Opening Reception | Alphabets, Bedtime Stories, and Cautionary Tales: Children’s Books and the Shaping of American Identity


Loading Events

« All Events

Join us for an Opening Reception celebrating our newest exhibition! Our featured speaker will be Cecily Dyer, Special Collections Librarian.

The 18th and 19th centuries witnessed the emergence in England and America of new attitudes toward children and education at the same time that America was casting off its royal authority. The result was a booming market of print materials that, for the first time, contained text and illustrations geared toward a young audience. This exhibition draws from Pequot Library’s extraordinary Children’s Historical Collection to explore how children’s books published in the years following American independence reflect the changing political, economic, and social climate of the young nation.

Click here for more information and companion programs.

This exhibition programming is supported by the Connecticut Humanities.

RSVP is appreciated but not required.

Registration includes a brief demographic survey that we are conducting to help better serve our community. Answers to demographic questions are optional and will be kept anonymous. Please complete these questions on behalf of the person attending the program/event.

1 Going
RSVP Here

Details

Date:
February 18
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
, ,

Venue

720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(203) 259-0346

Other

Room Location
Perkin Gallery