UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Senator-elect Tony Hwang will be at Pequot Library Dec.12. to open its Rare Book Cases

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Senator-elect Tony Hwang will be at Pequot Library Dec.12. to open its Rare Book Cases

news flash: senator-elect tony hwang turns pages of AMERICAN Indian rare books at pequot library then stays for questions and conversation

Southport, CT -- The public is invited to a special page-turning event with Senator-elect Tony Hwang on Friday December 12, 2014 at 11:45am at Pequot Library. The books are part of a three-volume set, History of the Indian Tribes of North America from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington, D.C. by Thomas L. McKenney in 1844. As Senator-elect Hwang turns the pages of these rare books, he and the community have an opportunity for discussion and to choose the next pages for display.
This is a unique opportunity to see up-close-and-personal actual “page-turnings” of three volumes of the Indian Gallery antique books. Learn more about Native American history, books, literature, and the history of our country as the rare book cases are opened to reveal colorful and beautifully illustrated images of American Indian Chiefs, women, and children.
The large books are part of Pequot Library’s Special Collections which form an incredibly rich and vibrant portrait of the literary, religious, political, military, musical, and cultural life of America at the time of the Library’s founding in 1889. This is one of the most important, concentrated, and impeccably selected set of collections of its kind in the country.
Bring your own bag lunch and stay for conversation with Senator-elect Hwang and Pequot Library’s new Executive Director, Heather-Marie Montilla, MPA. Reservations encouraged. RSVP to linder@pequotlibrary.org .

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