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.
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This exhibition programming is supported by the Connecticut Humanities.
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