150th Anniversaries Celebration Today!

black-soldiersToday, July 27, 2013, between 11am and 4pm, the Hyde Park Sesquicentennial Committee, comprising the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, are pleased to sponsor a Civil War anniversary event at the Hyde Park Branch Library!  This year marks the 150th anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the formation of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers.  Come on by and see some history!

The Order of the Day:

11:00am-4:00pm     An authentic Civil War encampment on library lawn

12:00 noon           Reading of Emancipation Proclamation from library steps

12:00-4:00pm      Civil War artifacts exhibit in the Nancy Hannan Archives Room

12:15pm-12:45pm     Interpretive and historical talk on the 54th Regiment by the Museum of African American History

12:45pm               Special showing of the film, Glory

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, and generously supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library also wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Boston Public Library Foundation (BPLF) in assisting us with opening our branch library for this Sesquicentennial event.

Celebrating 150th Anniversaries on July 27!

black-soldiersThis Saturday July 27, 2013, 11am – 4pm, the Hyde Park Sesquicentennial Committee, comprising the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, are sponsoring a Civil War anniversary event at the Hyde Park Branch Library!  This year marks the 150th anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the formation of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers.  Come on by and see some history!

The Order of the Day:

11:00am-4:00pm     An authentic Civil War encampment on library lawn

12:00 noon           Reading of Emancipation Proclamation from library steps

12:00-4:00pm      Civil War artifacts exhibit in the Nancy Hannan Archives Room

12:15pm-12:45pm     Interpretive and historical talk on the 54th Regiment by the Museum of African American History

12:45pm               Special showing of the film, Glory

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, and generously supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

I See Jazz 2

Jazz at the LibraryI See Jazz 2: A Collection of Jazz Images from Here and There is an ongoing exhibition at the branch library between April 28 and May 30, 2012.  Sponsored by Artists-at-Large, Inc., this exhibition opened at the start of Boston JazzWeek, and celebrates jazz in the visual arts, and include:

1.    Buddy Bolton Band photographed 100 years ago
Public domain photo. Photographer not credited

2.    Forbes Graham and Liz Ronka at HP Library 2010
Photo by Ann Herrick

3.    Music Workshop poster
Design by Jeff Kimmel

4.    Les Paul
Public domain photo. Photographer not credited

5.    Don Cherry
Public domain photo. Photographer not credited

6.    Terry Bozzio drum kit
Photographer not credited. Altered by Tommey

7.    The Fringe at The Zeitgeist
Photo uncredited

8.    Piano Keys
Royalty Free Image.

9.    Free Music Now Collective at The Lily Pad
Design by Scott Getchell

10.    Debo Band publicity photo.
Photographer not known.
Interesting note: Debo had their first concert in Hyde Park and now tour     internationally

11.    Billie Holiday
Public Domain Image. Photo-shoped by Tommey

12.    Painting of Jazz Band
Royalty Free Image. Digitally printed. Unaltered from file

Many images are public domain photos and are available for sale as presented and framed.  Proceeds of all sales benefit the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and Artists-at-Large.  Please contact 617-313-6557, or infoaal@mac.com for more information.

“I See Jazz” Exhibit

Hurricane, Man with HornThe Hyde Park Branch Library will be hosting a new art exhibit in conjunction with BostonJazz Week (running April 29-May 8, 2011).

Artists-at-Large, Inc. and the African American Master Artist in Residence Program (AAMARP), an adjunct of the Department of African American Studies at Northeastern University, will be presenting “I See Jazz”, an exhibit featuring the work of AAMARP artists. This eclectic and energetic group of master artists and crafts people will exhibit works inspired by jazz and bring it to Hyde Park in painting, photography, sculpture and more.

Featured Artists are Don West, Hakim Raquib, Gloretta Baynes, Susan Thompson, Shea Ramone Justice, Walter Clark, and L’Merchie Frazier.

The exhibit will run from April 30 through May 30, 2011, and can be viewed during library hours. A closing reception will be held Saturday, May 28, 2011, from 2pm-4pm.