Brush up your Shakespeare collecting with author Stephen Grant as he shares with us the remarkable story of Henry and Emily Folger. The Folgers’ devotion to each other was matched only by their passion for Shakespeare. Working as a team, Henry and Emily carefully managed Henry’s fortune as a Standard Oil executive to assemble a fabulous collection for the American people. Secretly the Folgers acquired the prime real estate by the Library of Congress for their elegant library, reading and exhibitions rooms, and Elizabethan theater. Stephen Grant was given unprecedented access to the Folger’s materials to tell the story of the collection and the lives behind it. He is a senior fellow at the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, and his warmly-received book Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger will be available for sale and signing.
January dinner: Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd. The evening will follow this order: Social gathering, 5-6 pm, Program, 6 pm. Dinner immediately to follow. Program is free and open to the public. Dinner, $63. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for either the Program only or the Program/Dinner combination by NO LATER THAN NOON, MONDAY, JANUARY 15. Cancellations or no shows made after that time will require payment. To reserve call 312-255- 3710 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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