Folger and the Community

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Join Us July 15th for “DC Public Library’s Peabody Room”

Join us Friday, July 15th for CrossTalk DC Conversations: “DC Public Library’s Peabody Room.”

Jerry A. McCoy, special collections librarian at the DC Public Library’s Washingtonian and Peabody Room, offers a brief history of the Peabody Room (nearly destroyed by fire in 2007) and highlights artifacts of African-American history from its collections. The DC Public Library’s Washingtoniana holds more than 25,000 books and other printed materials, covering all subjects related to the District of Columbia. The Peabody Room is a special collection of Georgetown neighborhood history that offers information about the community’s homes, businesses, past residents, genealogy, and social history. Additional information is available at http://dclibrary.org/research/collections. Tours of the Folger’s America’s Shakespeare exhibition are available after the program.

Friday, July 15, 2016
6:00-7:00pm
Free, but reservations are required.

Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol St., SE
Washington, DC 20003

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