Beacon Street Diary blog

Visitors to the Library

Recently we've hosted a number of tours, seminars and visitors. The Simmons College student chapter of the Special Library Association came for a tour two weeks ago. The group visit was arranged by one of our former student interns, Annika Diedericks. Last week we hosted a large group of staff members from our neighbors, the Boston Athenaeum. They brought with them a design drawing of a concept for our Reading Room from their collection. It was amazing to see the similarities and differences in the current Reading Room design. We will be making a return visit to their library soon. Also Beth Nordbeck had arranged for a short seminar for one of her classes on how to use our collections and what we might have here to assist in writing research papers on Congregationalism. Yesterday, we had a lovely visit from Rev. Digby James and his lovely wife, Marianne. Dr. James is associated with the Congregational Library in London and was traveling in the US collecting research on George Whitefield.

If you are in Boston or coming to Boston, we'd enjoying having you stop in. If you have a group that you think would enjoy or benefit from a tour or seminar, please contact us at 617-523-0470 or email Claudette cnewhall@14beacon.org. We have two seminars coming up on October 18 and 25. Please see our website for details and registration.