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Kenneth Breisch: Andrew Carnegie & the American Public Library Movement

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

“Andrew Carnegie and the American Public Library Movement,” a presentation by Dr. Kenneth Breisch. An acknowledged authority on library architecture, Breisch is the author of Henry Hobson Richardson and the Small Public Library in America (MIT Press, 1997); The Los Angeles Central Library: Building an Architectural Icon, 1872-1933 (Getty Research Institute, 2016); and American Libraries: 1730-1950 (Library of Congress and W. W. Norton, 2017).

Scheduled to coordinate with the Petaluma Museum Association’s current exhibit, “The Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, A Story of Civic Progress & Pride,” Breisch’s presentation will further our appreciation and understanding of the PHL&M by elucidating the historical and cultural movement which originally gave birth to it as a Carnegie library.


Petaluma Historical Museum & Library
20 4th St.
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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(707) 778-4398