Join Untapped Cities for an intimate lunchtime tour of the beautiful Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine’s historical library. Inside the Rare Book Room, guests will see milestone anatomical illustrations, surgical texts, historical artifacts, and books on a range of topics, including alchemy, cookery, botany, natural history, and New York city history, that date back to as late as the 15th century! You can join this free tour if you are an Untapped Cities Insider. Not an insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special New York City events all year long!

DATE: Thursday, January 10th, 2019 at 12:00PM- 1:30PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Opens Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 12:00PM EST

Photograph Courtesy of the New York Academy of Medicine Library

The Academy Library began with only a three-volume set in January 1847 and was originally intended only for the use of the Medical College of the University of New York City Fellows. By the time the Library opened its doors to the general public in October 1878, the collection had grown to over 6,000 volumes. Over the centuries, the library has continued to grow thanks to personal and institutional gifts, including contributions from the collections of the Medical Journal Association, the Society of the New York Hospital, and the medical books of the New York Public Library. There are now around 32,000 rare books dating mostly from the 15th through the 18th centuries, as well as manuscripts, archives, pamphlets, ephemera, visual materials, and secondary references about the history of medicine and the history of books and printing in the library’s collection. See some of the highlights on this special tour!

Photograph Courtesy of the New York Academy of Medicine Library

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