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Lydia Ely and A Book of Autographs at Central

Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Audience: Adults/ Any Age

Categories: Author/Storyteller, Educational Interest, Entertainment/Recreation

Lydia D. Ely (1833-1914) is a woman from Milwaukee's past whose life and contributions to Milwaukee history are not to be forgotten. Anita Pietrykowski, Forest Home Cemetery Historical Educator, and Maria Burke, Rare Books Librarian, will share the wonderful story of Lydia D. Ely and a piece of truly remarkable Milwaukee history - A Book of Autographs. View and hear about one of Milwaukee's largest and rarest books that Lydia authored and created between 1896-1898; a compilation of rare autographs of authors, composers, artists, scientists, statesmen and others from the 1800s.

Location: Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room

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