“Andrew Carnegie and the American Public Library Movement,” a presentation by Dr. Kenneth Breisch.
Date: December 8, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Petaluma Museum Association is proud to announce “Andrew Carnegie and the American Public Library Movement,” a presentation by Dr. Kenneth Breisch. An acknowledged authority on library architecture, Breisch is the author of Henry Hobson Richardson and the Small Public Library in America (MIT Press, 1997); The Los Angeles Central Library: Building an Architectural Icon, 1872-1933 (Getty Research Institute, 2016); and American Libraries: 1730-1950 (Library of Congress and W. W. Norton, 2017). Scheduled to coordinate with the Petaluma Museum Association’s current exhibit, “The Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, A Story of Civic Progress & Pride,” Breisch’s presentation will further our appreciation and understanding of the PHL&M by elucidating the historical and cultural movement which originally gave birth to it as a Carnegie library. The Petaluma Historical Library & Museum is located at 20 Fourth Street in downtown Petaluma and is open to the public Thursday through Sunday 10 to 4. Admission to the exhibition and all its corresponding events are free. For additional information: 707-778-4398, petalumamuseum.com.