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‘Spirit of America: Colonial America Exhibition’ to Showcase Rare Publications at FAU

February 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Rare editions of some of the books and publications that inspired our Founding Fathers will be featured in the “Marvin & Sybil Weiner Spirit of America: Colonial America Exhibition” from Monday, Feb. 20 through Thursday, April 28, 2017 at Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. The “Marvin & Sybil Weiner Spirit of America: Colonial America Exhibition” features rare editions of 18th century American and British books and documents that cover such topics as colonial assemblies, trade and religion. The exhibition was created from FAU Libraries’ Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection, which features a rich mix of more than 13,000 items, including rare works from as early as the 16th century. The collection’s creator, Marvin Weiner, spent a lifetime collecting rare and important documents tracing the philosophical evolution and historical events that led to the birth of American democracy. Weiner purchased editions of books and pamphlets that Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and other Founding Fathers would have owned. The Colonial America Exhibition can be viewed in the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America suite on the Wimberly Library’s fifth floor from Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Feb. 20 through April 28, 2017. For more information, call 561-297-2843.

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February 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am
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April 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
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