Annual Meeting and Reception at the Rosenbach Museum and Library

Join us at the Rosenbach Museum and Library for a special event hosted by Judy Guston ’82, Curator and Director of Collections.

Smithies can choose to take a house tour or to view the exhibitions; afterward we will gather for a Q&A with Ms. Guston, then conduct our short annual meeting, and enjoy a wine and cheese reception.

Sign up ahead of time to take a house tour of the 1865 townhouse owned by renowned book dealer, Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, and his brother, Philip Rosenbach. The docent-led tour includes a visit to the rare book library, and a re-creation of modernist poet Marianne Moore‘s Greenwich Village living room. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot for the tour.

Those who do not take the tour can check out the two current exhibitions:

–From Pen to Publisher: The Life of Three Sendak Picture Books, which follows the creation of Maurice Sendak‘s ―The Sign on Rosie‘s Door (1960), Outside Over There (1981), and Brundibar (2003).

–Titanic: The Rise of Rosenbach which tells the story of Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach as he hears about the sinking of the Titanic and realizes a protégé has died on board. Learn about the tragic event and how Rosenbach‘s personal loss inspired his later success.

Since there is not time for both tour and exhibits, Ms. Guston has
generously offered each attendee an additional ticket, to return to the Rosenbach and take a tour or see the exhibitions at a later date
[Regular admission is usually $10].

Tuesday, May 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Cost: $15 (classes of 2006-2011); $18 (other classes and guests)

Please RSVP by May 15

Payment can be made by check (e-mail phillysmithclub@gmail.com for mailing address) or our Paypal link:

In the “Notes to Seller” area, please provide your name and class year, the phrase “annual meeting” and indicate if you want to take the tour.

The Rosenbach is wheelchair accessible (see their website for
more information). Discounted parking is available at 5-Star Parking, 2031 Lombard Street (parking ticket must be validated at the Rosenbach).

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