Special Tour of the Library Company of Philadelphia
November 2 at 11 am
Join us for a special tour of the Library Company of Philadelphia and the exhibit “Hearing Voices: Memoir of the Margins of Mental Health”
“Hearing Voices is a story of mental health in America – one told by those who lived it, and in their own words.” “Join us for a private curator-led tour of the Hearing Voices exhibit, as well as an overview of the Library Company’s rich history, on Wednesday, November 2 from 11 am – 12 pm. Tour limited to 15 people. Several drawings by Abigail A. Peacock are highlighted in the exhibit. Curated by Rachel D’Agostino and Sophia Dahab.
Abbie Peacock (1864-1927), was an art student at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women from 1880-1884, the same time that she created the three drawings in the LCP collection. They are inspired by her hometown of Haddonfield, New Jersey. Sometime between 1895 and 1900, Abbie became a patient at the Friends Asylum in Philadelphia, and by 1905 she was a patient at the Camden County Hospital for the Insane in Gloucester. Census records indicate that she remained there until her death in 1927. This tour is limited to 15 people. Please sign up here.
For information contact the office at [email protected] or (856) 429-7375.