A leg up on history

COURTESY THE PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM
Friday’s salon takes its inspiration from one of the most important and most-viewed items in the Athenaeum's Special Collections, which will be part of an accompanying exhibit, “Zarafa: Spectacle of the Giraffe, 1826-1839,” opening Feb. 7.
Posted 2/4/14
Event Date
Friday, February 7, 2014
Event Location
The Providence Athenaeum
251 Benefit St.
Providence
Additional Info
Free. For more
information, call
(401) 421-6970 or
visit the website.
Friday, Feb. 7, 5 to
7p.m.
John Tresch will lead a discussion on the evolution of science, society and spectacle in the cosmopolitan 19th century, based upon the giraffe who went to Paris in 1827. A gift for King Charles X from Muhammad Ali, the Pasha of Egypt, the giraffe created an unprecedented sensation among Parisians appearing in everything from philosophical essays to hat designs.
When: Friday, Feb. 7
Where:The Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit St., Providence

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