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The Octagon Room

Linking the Present with the Past: A Six-Part Series.

Part Five: The Octagon Room The Octagon room was designed by the Library’s architect, Henry Hobson Richardson, to house a museum, as indicated in his plans […]

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The Octagon Room

Linking the Present with the Past: A Six-Part Series.

Part Four: The Cummings Natural History Collection In 1888 a very different type of collection was donated to the Library: the Cummings Natural History collection. The […]

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The Octagon Room

Linking the Present with the Past: A Six-Part Series.

Part Three: Ancient Things…Scattered Promiscuously Throughout the 1880’s the Library Trustees continued to acquire objects for the “antique department” with more than 120 separate accessions recorded […]

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The Octagon Room

Linking the Present with the Past: A Six-Part Series.

Part Two: Uncle William’s Colonial Kitchen The origin of the Library’s Museum is closely connected to the founding of the landmark H.H. Richardson library building at […]

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