Welcome to the Boston Athenæum, a member supported library, museum, and cultural center that everyone is invited to join. Curious? Come on in. See what you discover.

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  • Upcoming Programs

  • 12/01/2023

    The West End: 400 Years of Urban Development

    1:00 PM ET

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  • 12/02/2023

    Holiday Pop-up Bookshop

    1:00 PM ET

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  • 12/04/2023

    Robert Darnton: The Revolutionary Temper: Paris, 1748-1789 (In-Person)

    6:00 PM ET

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  • 12/06/2023

    Sisters – Living Ayres of Emily & Christina

    6:00 PM ET

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  • 12/11/2023

    Courting the Collections

    6:00 PM ET

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