"My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go..."
Susan Jaffe Tane
We are reviving our popular Burns night celebration, last held almost a decade ago. Gather at the Athenæum in the depths of winter to celebrate the birthday of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns and support the library! Come in from the cold for a festive night of music, poetry, good company, and all things Scottish. Rarely seen items from the Philbrick Rare Book Room's Burns Collection will be on view. This collection consists of over 450 18th & 19th century volumes of Burns' works donated to the library in 1924.
Also on view will be a Complete Works of Robert Burns, owned and annotated by Walt Whitman and kindly loaned to the Athenæum by Susan Jaffe Tane. This extraordinary volume, containing Whitman's own notes and clippings, has not been publicly exhibited since it entered Andrew Carnegie's personal collection over a century ago.
Tickets are very limited and we expect to sell out quickly, so please act soon! If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a donation in support of the Athenæum and its programs, please click here to make a gift online.
Please contact Danielle Kemsley at 401-421-6970 x15 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the event.