A Boston Brahmin Abroad: George Ticknor, Hispanism, & Dartmouth
Noon-1pm, Wednesday March 31.
A Zoom link was shared in our March newsletter to members
George Ticknor, Dartmouth Class of 1807, embodied the nineteenth-century concept of a "gentleman of letters." With his wife, Anna, he maintained an active literary salon and amassed a phenomenal personal library, while revolutionizing the teaching of modern languages and literatures. Drawing on materials at the Dartmouth Library, a recent online exhibit viewable HERE explores this polymath’s fascinating life and travels. Curators of the exhibit will share their insights, preview an upcoming symposium hosted by Dartmouth on Ticknor’s legacy, and welcome your questions and comments.
The presenters will be Daniel Abosso, Jill Baron, and Jay Satterfield. Laura Barrett will moderate, and José Del Pino will provide a preview of a planned symposium on Ticknor's legacy.
In Celebration of New Mexico Books and Book People
A virtual private library tour by Maida Tilchen
Saturday, April 17, 2021 2-3pm EST
Maida Tilchen, winner of the 2020 Ticknor Collecting Prize, invites Ticknor Society members on a virtual tour of her personal library, featuring books, periodicals, and ephemera on the book culture of New Mexico. She will share highlights from her library and stories from her collecting adventures, while exploring the reasons why she buys in this particular area and how she shares her collection with others. Our April Newsletter will include the link for our Zoom meeting.
Date: May 18, 2021 Time: 6:00pm EDT
Join Dale Stinchcomb, Assistant Curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection and current Ticknor Society Board member, for a virtual romp through Boston’s storied Theater District, from its bawdy beginnings at the edge of Boston Common to the lavish restoration of the Colonial Theatre in 2018. In its heyday, over 20 theaters crowded along a quarter-mile stretch of lower Washington Street, creating a dazzling bohemia of burlesque halls, movie palaces, dime museums, and grand stages. Today, only a handful survive. Dale has drawn heavily on local archives to illuminate the city's dramatic past in a new visual history for the Images of America series. Boston’s Theater District features over 180 images of the city past and present. Themed cocktails and appetizer recipes are being cooked up by Cheryl Mariolis. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of the book. More to come in the April newsletter!