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The activities listed here are proposed by the Chesapeake Chapter Program Committee consisting of
Specific dates, times, and locations will be announced as details are finalized. These are projected programs, and may be subject to rescheduling or cancellation. Chapter activities are open to members and friends unless specifically limited.
If you'd like more information or want to help out, contact that member. Note: printed keepsakes are always nice for those attending.
chronological by ending date
EXHIBITION : Fabriano 1264, 750 Years of Western Paper: carrying knowledge, spreading culture, connecting peoples
Instituto Italiano di Cultura | website
3000 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington, DC (within the Embassy of Italy)
November 20, 2013 through ?
Metro: closest Metrorail subway stops are Dupont Circle and Woodley Park Zoo/Adams. Morgan on the Red Line.
We do not know the ending date of the exhibition.
Smithsonian Institution / National Museum of American History | website
Civil War Field Printing (online exhibition)
Artifact walls was an exhibition (now closed, but available online), consisted of 275 linear feet of glass-fronted cases lining the first and second floor center core, highlighting the depth and breadth of the collections and convey that the Museum collects, studies and exhibits objects from our nation's rich and diverse history.
The original exhibition was curated by Joan Boudreau, Curator, Graphic Arts Collection at the Smithsonian Institution, and Stan Nelson, who had done a great deal of research on the subject before he retired.
The ability to communicate quickly in wartime can profoundly affect military actions and outcomes. The invention of portable tabletop printing presses at the time of the American Civil War (1861-1865) allowed for better communication in the field. Portable presses were purchased by several Union and Confederate military units. They allowed for the rapid production and wide distribution of urgent orders, and also routine documents such as requisitions and entertaining material such as unit newsletters. Albert Adams’ New York cylinder press, the Cottage press, was advertised to the armed forces and to merchants. This press, along with at least three other similar inventions, became particularly popular during the War. The use of portable printing presses expanded after the War and a movement of amateur printers was born.
The virtual exhibition features: Three portable printing presses available during the Civil War, invented between 1856 and 1862, one type chest used by the Union Army of the Potomac, circa 1862, advertisements for the portable printing presses, distributed in New York, Boston and Cincinnati.
New York City / The Morgan Library & Museum | website
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
Highlights (ongoing exhibition)
Highlights from the Morgan's Collections presents masterworks from four of the Morgan's six collecting areasmedieval and Renaissance manuscripts, printed books and bindings, literary and historical manuscripts, and music manuscripts and books. This ongoing exhibition demonstrates the nature and scope of one of the world's greatest repositories of artistic, literary, musical, and historical works. Objects will change approximately every three months, to accommodate the exhibition of as wide an array as possible of the Morgan's vast and eclectic holdings. The exhibition includes objects that the Morgan's curators regard as especially outstanding, as well as representative of the collections' strengths. There will always be a sampling on display of the Morgan's oldest, rarest, and most valuable items.
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