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Up Close Tour: The Adams Family

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Call Visitor Services at 617-720-7612 to register
Members Free and Non-members Free with admission ($10)

Up Close Tour: The Adams Family

Up Close Tours encourage visitors to look closely at materials from the Athenæum’s rich collections and consider them within a particular context.

Join Boston Athenæum Docent Joyce Bowden for a journey through 100 years of the Adams Family’s public service as illuminated by four objects in the Athenæum’s special collections. Joyce will lead a discussion around John Adams and Thomas Jefferson’s correspondence, John Quincy Adams’s defense of the Amistad captives,

and Charles Francis Adams’s work to keep England out of the US Civil War.

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Most programs held in the Bayard Henry Long Room on the Athenaeum's first floor are amplified and assistive listening devices are available for patron use.

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To request ASL interpretation services for any of the Athenaeum's programs, please contact Hannah Weisman at 617-720-7617 or weisman@bostonathenaeum.org.