Thursday, August 23, 2012

PAST: EXHIBIT: "The Folgers Our Founders" at the Folger Shakespeare Library THURS, May 30th - SUN, Sept 29th, Free

New Exhibit at Folger Shakespeare Library
"The Folgers Our Founders"
On view May 30th - September 29th

Explore the collecting history of founders Henry and Emily Folger through highlights from their early purchases. Shakespearean items include a 1632 Second Folio censored by the Spanish Inquisition, the first known manuscript of a Shakespeare play, and a bracelet braided from the hair of American Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth. The Folgers’ collecting extended beyond Shakespeare to his world; highlights include the first printed edition of Euclid’s Elements and a handwritten letter from Elizabeth I to James IV of Scotland.

Open Monday - Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Folger Founders Room
Metro: Capitol South, if coming from the red line you can walk from Union Station but it's a bit further

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