The Boston Athenaeum is a membership library founded in 1807.
Our private tour of the Athenaeum’s landmark building at 10 ½ Beacon Street, includes the conservation laboratory where rare books, maps and manuscripts are preserved. After a demonstration of the art of bookbinding, there will be a display of rarities including alchemical volumes; texts by Athanasius Kircher; and the memoirs of a 19th century highwayman, bound in his own skin.
- Saturday, Jan 5
- Two tours: 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm of 15 people each.
- Address: 10 1/2 Beacon St, Boston