HIDDEN TREASURES of the Detroit Public Library's Special Collections!

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Detroit Main Library

5201 Woodward Ave · Detroit, MI

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HIDDEN TREASURES of the Detroit Public Library's Special Collections!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202

Join The Michigan Jewish Historical Society for a fabulous afternoon at the Detroit Public Library!

Mark Bowden, coordinator of special collections, will offer "From Bibles to Baseball," a lecture highlighting some of the library's most remarkable items, including a 1912 bejeweled cover to Alfred, Lord Tennyson's The May Queenand the 1768 deed to Belle Isle, then known as Hog Island.

Music librarian Cully Sommers will walk us through the library's new display case about Ossip Gabrilowitsch, famed and founding conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 1918 until his death in 1936.

Special guest Joan Jampel will introduce us to the U.S. presidential letters gathered by her father, Henry Meyers. A complimentary dessert reception will follow.

Co-Chairs: Linda Minns and Barbara Madgy Cohn

JHSM members: $10

Non-members: $18

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