Curator tour of “Do It Yourself! Self-Publishing from Letterpress to LaserJet”

April 4, 2023, 5:30-6:30pm, Houghton Library, Harvard University On Thursday, April 4th, Ticknor members and friends enjoyed a tour of Houghton Library’s exhibition “Do It Yourself!”, let by co-curators Christine Jacobson, Assistant Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, and Kristine Greive, Head of Teaching and Learning. What immediately struck this visitor is that while modern…

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Tour of the “Materialia Lumina” exhibition

February 1, 2023, 6-8pm, Boston Athenaeum On Wednesday, February 1st, Dr. John Buchtel, Curator of Rare Books and Head of Special Collections at the Boston Athenaeum, led Ticknor members on a tour around the inaugural exhibition in the newly renovated Boston Athenaeum, titled “Materialia Lumina | Luminous Books: Concept & Craft in Contemporary Artists’ Books.”…

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A Booklover’s Day Trip to Portsmouth, NH

August 28, 2022, Portsmouth Athenaeum, Portsmouth Historical Society, and the Rundlet-May House Eleven Ticknor members enjoyed a beautiful summer day in Portsmouth, NH, visiting three bookish sites and learning more about the city’s fascinating history. Tom Hardiman started the festivities at the Portsmouth Athenaeum, where he introduced us to the Athenaeum in its past and present forms…

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The History Project

March 22, 2022, 6 PM, Zoom Joan Ilacqua, Executive Director of The History Project, took attendees on a virtual tour of The History Project’s collections. Established in 1980, The History Project is Boston’s LGBTQ+ community archives and holds over 200 collections documenting LGBTQ+ life and experience in the Boston area and regionally in New England.…

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Museum of Science Archives

February 15, 2022, 6 PM, Zoom Archivist Brittany Contratto took Ticknor members on a virtual, behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Science Archives. In 2017, Bloomberg Philanthropies generously provided funding for the first archives department in the Museum’s nearly 200-year history. The Archives traces the Museum’s development from the venerable Boston Society of Natural History,…

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Paper Stories, Layered Dreams: The Art of Ekua Holmes

January 8, 2022, 2 PM, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Meghan Melvin, Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Curator of Design welcomed Ticknorites to the MFA for an in-person look at the book illustrations of Ekua Holmes. A lifelong resident of Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, Ekua Holmes (b. 1955) is an artist and community activist whose…

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Field Trip to the Beinecke Library and the Elizabethan Club

November 13, 2004, Yale University, New Haven, CT Members of The Ticknor Society enjoyed a day-long visit to New Haven, beginning at the Yale Center for British Art, where a William Morris exhibition was on display. After viewing the exhibition, the group headed to the Beinecke Library for a tour, punctuated by a complimentary catered…

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American Book Collectors of Children’s Literature

April 24, 2004, Boston Athenaeum Founded in 1986, the American Book Collectors of Children’s Literature (ABCs) Connecticut Chapter is open to authors and illustrators, book dealers, collectors, faculty members, librarians, and others who have an interest in collecting, preserving, reading, and studying children’s books no matter where they live. The ABCs Connecticut Chapter invited Ticknor…

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A Curator’s Tour by Roger Stoddard

February 24, 2004, Houghton Library, Harvard University Roger Stoddard, Curator of Rare Books in the Harvard College Library, led visitors on a tour of his exhibition “Res Gestae: Libri Manent; a Curator’s Choice,” a celebration of Stoddard’s career, highlighting 89 of his favorite acquisitions purchased for the Houghton Library from 1965 to 2003. The exhibition,…

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Professors Joel Myerson and Ron Bosco on Emerson and His Books

March 27, 2003, Houghton Library, Harvard University Professors Myerson and Bosco, both noted authors, collectors, and leading authorities on Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalists, were co-curators of a Houghton exhibit mounted to commemorate the bicentennial of Emerson’s birth. They spoke about Emerson’s library and his thoughts on books.

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