This event is SOLD OUT.
The Athenæum will host its 3rd annual Open House on Saturday, October 22, from 9 am to 4 pm. Visitors will get a rare glimpse of the library’s members-only areas while the entire building, including the iconic fifth-floor reading room, is open for self-guided tours. The Open House is a great opportunity to learn more about the Athenæum’s history, its collections, and its landmark home at 10½ Beacon Street.
Guests will encounter portions of George Washington’s personal library; the King’s Chapel Collection, which is the oldest remaining colonial library in Boston; impressive works of art by John Singer Sargent, Gilbert Stuart, Polly Thayer Starr, N.C. Wyeth and others; and much more. Docents will be located throughout the building to share interesting tidbits, and to answer visitors’ questions about collections, programming, and membership.
Last entry at 3:00 pm.
Visit www.bostonathenaeum.org/openhouse for additional details.
Advance registration is not required, but wait-times should be expected for on-site registration. All visitors will need to check-in upon entry. Register in advance here.