Putnam History Museum Member Reception

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Putnam History Museum

63 Chestnut Street

Cold Spring, NY 10516

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You and a guest are cordially invited to a reception to celebrate the opening of The World of Anna and Susan Warner on Saturday, October 22. As a valued PHM member or friend, we invite you to arrive at 5pm for a private toast in advance of the public reception which begins at 5:30pm.

This exhibition tells the story of the Warner sisters, their lives on Constitution Island, and the impact and legacy of their written works. Anna Warner is best-known as the author of the hymn "Jesus Loves Me," published in 1860. Susan Warner achieved fame as the author of the best-selling novel The Wide, Wide World, published in 1881. Taken together, the sisters wrote 67 novels as well as children’s literature, poetry, and religious hymns. The exhibition features photographs, drawings, books, manuscripts, and objects from the collection of Constitution Island Association.

A second gallery will feature highlights of the PHM collection.

This exhibition is co-organized by Putnam History Museum and Constitution Island Association, and is funded in part by our business sponsors:

Central Hudson

Health Quest

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

Funding also provided by grants from:

Malcolm Gordon Foundation

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

New York Council for the Humanities

Photograph: Susan Warner and Anna Warner in 1881. Courtesy of Constitution Island Association.

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