The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
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The Athenæum of Philadelphia is an independent member-supported library and museum that engages members, scholars and the interested general public to join actively in the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia and participate in historical, literary and educational activities.
- To that end, the Athenæum must be a diligent steward of its National Historic Landmark building and its collections of books, manuscripts, architectural drawings, photographs, and historic objects.
- The Athenæum was founded in 1814 to collect materials "connected with the history and antiquities of America...
In The News
- The Athenaeum of Philadelphia Refreshed With Facade Renovation, Hidden City Philadelphia, March 7, 2023.
- Digital Collection: Regional Digital Imaging Center at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia
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