Skip to comments.The David Library of the Amercian Revolution: Spring Lectures
Posted on 02/12/2006 6:24:26 AM PST by Pharmboy
The David Library of the American Revolution is a nonprofit foundation devoted to the study of American history circa 1750 to 1800. The library's mission is the collection and dissemination of information on the period and the support of related programs. It was founded by Sol Feinstone (1888-1980), a businessman, philanthropist, and collector of Americana who emigrated from Lithuania in 1902 at age fourteen.
The library was established in 1959 and opened on its present location in 1974. For years, Feinstone had been passionately interested in educating the American public about the early history of their country. He contemplated several options for displaying his collection of books and original eighteenth-century manuscripts on the Revolutionary period that he had amassed over five decades. While in his early eighties, Feinstone conceived and brought to fruition an idea to construct on his farm in Washington Crossing a library devoted to the study of the American Revolution.
The nucleus of books and manuscripts initially donated by Feinstone has now grown to include 40,000 printed materials in bound volumes and microcards, as well as 10,000 reels of microfilm containing original American, British, Loyalist, French and German records. The collections also hold a wealth of material on women, families, African Americans, and Indians. Facilities include the research library, a conference center, and a residence facility for visiting fellows.
Lectures and Special Events
The David Library is pleased to present the Spring 2006 Lecture Series, Religion in the Era of the Revolution :
Sunday, February 26, 2006 3:00 PM Troublesome Times Indeed: Evangelical Religion in Revolutionary America, by Janet Moore Lindman, Associate Professor of History, Rowan University.
Wednesday, March 22, 20067:30 PM Some Thoughts About George Washington, Religion and the American Constitution, by Akhil Reed Amar, Southmayd Professor of Law, Yale Law School, and author of Americas Constitution: A Biography. A book sale & signing will follow the lecture.
Sunday, April 2, 20063:00 PM Jews in the American Revolution by William Pencak, Professor of History, Penn State, and author of Jews and Gentiles in Early America: 1654-1800. A book sale & signing will follow the lecture.
Thursday, May 4, 20067:30 PM Preserving Liberty in War: The Quaker Response to the American Revolution by J. William Frost, Director Emeritus, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.
David Library lectures are free and open to the public. Because seating is limited, reservations are necessary. For reservations or additional information, please call (215) 493-6776 ext. 100, or e-mail email@example.com. Lectures take place in Stone Hall in the Feinstone Conference Center, adjacent to the Library building. Each event will be followed by a reception in the Rose Gallery. To join the mailing list, send your name and street address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Author! We are pleased to institute an occasional series of meet the author events to introduce new books on American History. On Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 2:30 PM in the Rose Gallery (next door to the Library) we will present author James J. Kirschke who will talk about his book, Gouverneur Morris: Author, Statesman and Man of the World. Dr. Kirschke will present an informal talk, A Genius
fickle and inconstant: A View of Gouverneur Morris. The talk will be followed by a Q & A discussion and book signing. Copies of Gouverneur Morris will be available for purchase. Admission free. Reservations are not required.
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Perhaps Dr Raoul, ELS, thefactor and other Freepers in surrounding states would be interested in meeting up for a lecture or two. The topic of religion during the RevWar certainly has my interest...
If anyone goes and posts a follow up- I would love to hear about it.
At any rate, we will offer a summary on any attended.
Thanks for this thread.
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Looks interesting though I prefer 19th and 20th century religious movements in America.
My pleasure...and welcome.
Wasn't familiar at all with this museum. Leave it to an immigrant to truly appreciate what we have in America.
Darn, sure wish I could go..... :^[
Just an Off Topic flash:
"Not even in nationwide distribution yet, David Horowitz' latest book, The Professors (subtitled The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America), has already started a raging debate at everyone's favorite "book review-cum-political-blog"