Photograph Courtesy of the New York Academy of Medicine Library

Untapped Cities Insiders are invited on an intimate lunchtime tour of the beautiful Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine’s historical library, founded in 1847. Inside the Rare Book Room, you 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, which date back to as late as the 15th century!

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. The Library opened its doors to the general public in October 1878 with a collection of 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.

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

HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders.

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 12/27 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 12/27 at 12 PM EST.

If you don’t see a “Book Now” button on this page, it means you are not logged in as an Untapped Cities Insider and/or registration has not opened yet.

Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at insiders@untappedcities.com so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

Photograph Courtesy of the New York Academy of Medicine Library

Photograph Courtesy of the New York Academy of Medicine Library

Photograph Courtesy of the New York Academy of Medicine Library

Photograph Courtesy of the New York Academy of Medicine Library

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.