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Archives Month Philly Event: Tour of the John Bowman Bartram Special Collections Library and Exhibit

October 25, 2014 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am

October is American Archives Month! Bartram’s Garden is a proud partner of Archives Month Philly, an annual celebration of archives, special collections libraries, and cultural institutions. Our curator Joel Fry will offer a special tour of the Bartram’s Garden library and archives, which includes rare books and manuscripts related to the history of botany and its practice in the Philadelphia area. Two exciting recent additions to our collection are a mid-19th century herbarium of plants collected locally by Emma Thomas of Whitby Hall, and a letter from Benjamin Franklin, dated London, 1769, with an undated seed list of 102 species by John Bartram on the rear. The letter was donated by the McNeil Americana Collection and the Barra Foundation.

Tours will take place at 11 am and 1 pm. Tours are limited to 12 people and reservations are required. RSVP to .

For a full calendar of Archives Month Philly events, please visit archivesmonthphilly.com.

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Follow the Schuylkill River Trail from the North Mile to 56th Street and beyond.

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.