Event Registration

The events below are open for registration. Online registration closes at 2:00 p.m. on  the day of the event. For weekend events, online registration closes on Friday at 2:00 pm. Contact the Events Department directly to register after this time. For a detailed list of all events, check our Upcoming Events page.

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds if you cannot attend an event. For help, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact the events office at events@bostonathenaeum.org or 617-720-7600.

You can register for multiple events at once. Check the box next to the events you are interested in registering for and fill out the information accordingly. Once you have filled out the information for all of the events you are interested in registering for, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select "Continue."

  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
Tuesday, February 19
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Children's Event, Superhero Movie Party. This event is open to the public. The event is $5 for members and $7 for visitors. Put on your superhero suit and fly over to the Athenæum for an afternoon of superhero celebration. Join us for a special screening of Incredibles 2 at 3:30 pm and discover your own superpowers with fun superhero activities before and after the movie.
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Quantity
Price
$5.00
 
$7.00
 
Tuesday, February 19
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Members' Choice, Gesa Kirsch, More than Gold in California. There is no fee for this members-only event, but reservations are recommended. Gesa Kirsch, PhD, will speak about the courage, determination, and advocacy of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter, an early California physician and women’s rights activist.
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Wednesday, February 20
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lecture, Jesse McCarthy, The Role of the Black Intellectual Today. This event is open to the public. This event is free for members and visitors. Registration required. If the role of the intellectual is to speak on behalf of those who are disempowered, then the black intellectual tradition arguably constitutes the original and most enduringly vital intellectual tradition in the United States. How should those who work within that tradition confront the political and cultural landscape that brought Trump into the presidency? By looking to the past to make sense of the present, McCarthy argues for the urgency of rekindling the best of the black intellectual tradition.
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Free
 
Free
 
Thursday, February 28
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join members of the project committee and library staff for this information session as we embark on this new venture. Gain an overview of the 14 Beacon expansion: view renderings of the reading room spaces that will be returned to members in 10½ Beacon, ask questions, and more.
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Free
 
Free
 
Thursday, March 07
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The documentary film Driving While Black chronicles the history of African Americans on the road from the 1930s to the 1960s and the genre of travel literature aimed at helping black travelers navigate Jim Crow America. Open to the public, 15/20, reception.
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$15.00
 
$20.00
 
Friday, March 08
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join members of the project committee and library staff for this information session as we embark on this new venture. Gain an overview of the 14 Beacon expansion: view renderings of the reading room spaces that will be returned to members in 10½ Beacon, ask questions, and more.
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Price
Free
 
Tuesday, March 12
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Members Choice, Mark Day, Bits to Bitcoin. There is no fee for this members-only event, but reservations are recommended.
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Free
 
Wednesday, March 13
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lecture, Jed Willard, Nationalism: Here, There, and Everywhere?. There is no fee for this members-only event, but reservations are required.
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Free
 
Thursday, March 14
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Eye of the Expert, Troubled Histories. The fee for this members-only event is $35. Reservations are required.
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$35.00
 
Saturday, March 16
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join members of the project committee and library staff for this information session as we embark on this new venture. Gain an overview of the 14 Beacon expansion: view renderings of the reading room spaces that will be returned to members in 10½ Beacon, ask questions, and more.
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Price
Free
 
Free
 
Thursday, March 21
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
JHS Eaton Lecture, Henry Adams and Bill Cross, Homer at the Beach. The event is free for members and $15 for non-members. Reservations are required.
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Free
 
$15.00
 
Thursday, March 28
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Children's Event, Pajama Story Time and Stuffie Sleepover. This event is open to the public. The fee is $5 for members and $7 for visitors. Registration is advised but not required.
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Price
$5.00
 
$7.00
 
Wednesday, April 03
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Performance, Boston Lyric Opera Emerging Artists in Recital: Soprano Brianna J. Robinson Explores Women, Opera, and Finding Your Voice. This event is open to the public. The fee is $20 for members and $30 for visitors. Reservations are required.
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Price
$20.00
 
$30.00
 
Monday, April 08
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eye of the Expert, Troubled Histories. The fee for this members-only event is $20. Reservations are required.
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Price
$20.00
 
Thursday, April 11
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Book Talk, Sonia Purnell, A Woman of No Importance. This event is open to the public. The fee is $20 for members and $30 for visitors. Reservations are required.
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$20.00
 
$30.00
 
Wednesday, April 17
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Conservation Evening. This event is open to the public. The fee is $40 for members and visitors. Reservations are required.
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$40.00
 
$40.00
 
Thursday, April 18
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Somerset Club Joint Lecture, Karen Corsano and Daniel Williman, John Singer Sargent in the Circle of Annie Adams Fields. The fee for this members-only event is $15; or $100 for lecture + dinner at Somerset Club. Reservations are required.
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$100.00
 
$15.00
 
Saturday, April 27
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Children's Event, Family Trivia. This event is open to the public. The fee is $5 for members and $7 for visitors. Registration is advised but not required.
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Price
$5.00
 
$7.00
 
Monday, April 29
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lecture, Emily Bazelon and Adam Foss, Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Persecution and End Mass Incarceration. The event is free for members and $15 for visitors. Reservations are required.
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Free
 
$15.00
 
Event registration summary
Children's Event, Superhero Movie Party:
Member Fee
0
$5.00
NonMember Fee
0
$7.00
Lecture, Jesse McCarthy:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Room to Flourish, Feb 28:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Movie Screening, Driving While Black:
Member Fee
0
$15.00
NonMember Fee
0
$20.00
Room to Flourish, March 8:
Member Fee
0
Free
Members Choice, Bits to Bitcoin:
Member Fee
0
Free
Lecture, Nationalism: Here, There, and Everywhere?:
Member Fee
0
Free
Eye of the Expert, Troubled Histories, March 14:
Member Fee
0
$35.00
Room to Flourish, March 16:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
JHS Eaton Lecture, Homer at the Beach:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
$15.00
Children's Event, Pajama Story Time:
Member Fee
0
$5.00
NonMember Fee
0
$7.00
Performance, Boston Lyric Opera Emerging Artists:
Member Fee
0
$20.00
NonMember Fee
0
$30.00
Eye of the Expert, Troubled Histories, April 8:
Member Fee
0
$20.00
Book Talk, A Woman of No Importance:
Member Fee
0
$20.00
NonMember Fee
0
$30.00
Conservation Evening 2019:
Member Fee
0
$40.00
NonMember Fee
0
$40.00
Somerset Club Joint Lecture, John Singer Sargent:
Member Fee with Dinner
0
$100.00
Member Fee
0
$15.00
Children's Event, Family Trivia:
Member Fee
0
$5.00
NonMember Fee
0
$7.00
Lecture, Charged: The New Movement to Transform Am:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
$15.00
Donation:
$0.00
Total:
$
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