Bibliomania: 150 Years of Collecting Rare Books at the George Peabody Library
September 22, 2017 to January 31, 2018
Over the past 150 years the Peabody Library has captured, through its rare book and manuscript collections, America’s deepest desires and vaulting ambitions to bring the history of the world and ideas to the City of Baltimore. This exhibition presents many of the richest and rarest fruits of George Peabody's early intellectual and bibliophilic aspirations, from the collection the library opened with in 1866 to the massive cast-iron expansion in 1878, which transformed the library into the glorious “Cathedral of Books” that it continues as today.
The Exhibit Gallery is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday.
A fully illustrated catalogue published by the Sheridan Libraries accompanies the exhibition. It is available for purchase through the Homewood Museum Shop. For more information, please contact 410-516-5589 or HomewoodMuseum@jhu.edu.
George Peabody Library
17 E Mt Vernon Pl
Baltimore, MD 21202