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 617-720-7612.

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, October 15
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Member's Choice, John Lauritsen, Uncovering Male Love in the Shelley-Bryon Circle. There is no fee for this members-only event. Reservations requested.
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Wednesday, October 16
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Film Screening, Jennifer Weston, We Still Live Here. The fee for this event is $15 for members and $20 for visitors. Resevations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$15.00
 
$20.00
 
Thursday, October 17
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
All members are welcome to this informal autumn gathering! Enjoy wine and cheese, meet others in our energetic, intellectually curious community, and greet new members. You will be invited to explore unknown corners of our historic building with fun activities and docent-led tours. As with most events, members are welcome to bring guests; please list their names at the time of registration. This event is free, but registration is requested.
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Free
 
Tuesday, October 22
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Program Advisory Meeting. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations requested.
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Price
Free
 
Free
 
Wednesday, October 23
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Gallery Talk, John Buchtel. This event is $2 for members and $5 for visitors with admission ($10). Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$2.00
 
$5.00
 
Wednesday, October 23
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Performance, Boston Music Showcase. The fee for this event is $20 for members and $30 or visitors. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$20.00
 
$30.00
 
Thursday, October 24
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Book Talk, Karen Abbott, The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Woman Who Pursued Him, and the Murder that Shocked Jazz-Age America. The fee for this event is $15 for members and $20 for visitors. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$15.00
 
$20.00
 
Saturday, October 26
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Children's Event, Spooky Stories for Kids. The fee for this event is $5 for members and $7 for visitors. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$5.00
 
$7.00
 
Tuesday, October 29
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lecture, Desiree Taylor, The Life and Saga of Harriett Jacobs. This event is free for members and free for visitors with admission fee ($10). Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Free
 
Wednesday, October 30
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Special Collections, Docent-Led Gallery Talk. This event is free for members and free for Visitors with admission ($10). Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Free
 
Wednesday, October 30
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Book Talk, Katia Lysy, Images & Shadows. This event is free for members and $15 for visitors. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
$15.00
 
Thursday, October 31
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Book Talk, James B. Conroy, Jefferson's White House: Monticello on the Potomac. This event is free for members and free for visitors with admission fee ($10). Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Free
 
Thursday, November 07
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Special Collections, Dan Axmacher, Staff-Led Gallery Talk. This event is free for members and free for Visitors with admission ($10). Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Free
 
Thursday, November 07
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Book Talk, Robert Pinsky, The Mind Has Cliffs of Fall. This event is $15 for Members and $20 for Visitors. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$15.00
 
$20.00
 
Friday, November 08
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Book Talk, Douglas R. Egerton, Heirs of an Honored Name: The Decline of the Adams Family and the Rise of Modern America. This event is free for Members and free for Visitors with admission fee ($10). Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Free
 
Saturday, November 09
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Special Collections, Docent-Led Gallery Talk. This event is free for members and free for Visitors with admission ($10). Reservations requested.
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Price
Free
 
Free
 
Monday, November 11
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Celebration of Veterans, Members and Visitors free.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Free
 
Tuesday, November 12
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Member's Choice, Edythe Haber, Teffi: A Life of Letters and of Laughter. There is no fee for this members-only event. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Wednesday, November 13
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thomson Endowed Lecture, John Buchtel, All Necessary and Useful Knowledge: Thomas Bray's Libraries for Colonial America. This event is free for members and $15 for Visitors. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
$15.00
 
Tuesday, November 19
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Special Collections, Docent-Led Gallery Talk. This event is free for members and free for Visitors with admission ($10). Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Free
 
Tuesday, November 19
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Book Talk, David J. Silverman, This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled history of Thanksgiving. This event is free for Members and Visitors with admission fee ($10). Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Free
 
Tuesday, November 19
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Eye of the Expert, (Anti) Suffrage. This event is $25 for Members only. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$25.00
 
Wednesday, November 20
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Conservation Lab Tour. Members $15. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$15.00
 
Thursday, November 21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Special Collections, John Buchtel, Curator-Led Gallery Talk. This event is free for Members and free for Visitors with admission ($10). Reservations requested.
Category
Quantity
Price
$2.00
 
$5.00
 
Thursday, November 21
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Performance, Poets' Theatre, Blazing Banners. This event is $20 for Members and $30 for Visitors. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$20.00
 
$30.00
 
Saturday, November 23
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Children's Event, Up Close with the Orchestra. This event is $5 for Members and $7 for Visitors. Reservations Requested.
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Quantity
Price
$5.00
 
$7.00
 
Wednesday, November 27
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Special Collections, Docent-Led Gallery Talk. This event is free for members and free for Visitors with admission ($10). Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Free
 
Tuesday, December 03
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lecture, Alice Hoffman & Marc Skvirsky, The World That We Knew. This event is $15 for Members and Partners, and $20 for Visitors. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$15.00
 
$15.00
 
$20.00
 
Thursday, December 05
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Special Collections, Dan Axmacher, Staff-Led Gallery Talk. This event is free for members and free for Visitors with admission ($10). Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Saturday, December 07
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Holiday Pop-Up Bookstore. This event is free for Members and free for Visitors with admission fee ($10).
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Free
 
Monday, December 09
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eye of the Expert, (Anti) Suffrage. This event is $15 for Members only. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$15.00
 
Tuesday, December 10
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Member's Choice, Lia Xiu, What Does Classical Art Tell Us: Guqin, Elegance Throughout Thousands of Years. This event is free for members only. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Wednesday, December 11
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Book Talk, Eric Foner, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution. This event is $15 for members and $20 for Visitors. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$15.00
 
$20.00
 
Thursday, December 12
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Book Talk, Ben Railton, We The People: The 500-Year Battle Over Who is American. This event is free for members and free for visitors with admission ($10). Reservations Requested.
Category
Quantity
Price
Free
 
Free
 
Thursday, December 12
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Special Collections, John Buchtel, Curator-Led Gallery Talk. This event is free for Members and free for Visitors with admission ($10). Reservations requested.
Category
Quantity
Price
$2.00
 
$5.00
 
Saturday, December 14
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Special Collections, Docent-Led Gallery Talk. This event is free for members and free for Visitors with admission ($10). Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Saturday, December 14
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Children's Event, Winter Craft Party. This event is $5 for Members and Visitors. Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
$5.00
 
$5.00
 
Monday, December 16
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Panel, Jeff Altepeter, Brent Budsberg, Ellen Kaspern, and Miguel Gómez‐Ibáñez, Mastery by Hand: Crafting Furniture for Literature. This event is $15 for Members and $20 for Visitors. Reservations requested.
Category
Quantity
Price
$15.00
 
$20.00
 
Tuesday, December 17
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Special Collections, Docent-Led Gallery Talk. This event is free for members and free for Visitors with admission ($10). Reservations requested.
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Quantity
Price
Free
 
Free
 
Event registration summary
Film Screening, We Still Live Here, October 16:
Member Fee
0
$15.00
NonMember Fee
0
$20.00
Members' Meet & Greet, October 17:
Member Fee
0
Free
Program Advisory Meeting, October 22:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Curator-Led Gallery Talk, Oct 23:
Member Fee
0
$2.00
NonMember Fee
0
$5.00
Performance, Boston Music Showcase, Oct. 23:
Member Fee
0
$20.00
NonMember Fee
0
$30.00
Book Talk, The Ghosts of Eden Park, Oct. 24:
Member Fee
0
$15.00
NonMember Fee
0
$20.00
Children's Event, Spooky Stories for Kids, Oct. 26:
Member Fee
0
$5.00
NonMember Fee
0
$7.00
Lecture, Harriet Jacobs, Oct. 29:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Docent-Led Gallery Talk, Oct. 30:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Book Talk, Images & Shadows, Oct. 30:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
$15.00
Book Talk, Jefferson's White House, October 31:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Staff-Led Gallery Talk, Nov. 7:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Book Talk, The Mind has Cliffs of Fall, Nov. 7:
Member Fee
0
$15.00
NonMember Fee
0
$20.00
Book Talk, Heirs of an Honored Name, Nov. 8:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Docent-led Gallery Talk, Nov. 9:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
A Celebration of Veterans, Nov. 11:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Member's Choice: Teffi, Nov. 12:
Member Fee
0
Free
All Necessary and Useful Knowledge, Nov. 13:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
$15.00
Docent-Led Gallery Talk, Nov. 19:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Book Talk, This Land is Their Land, Nov. 19:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Eye of the Expert: (Anti) Suffrage, Nov. 19:
Member Fee
0
$25.00
Conservation Lab Tour, Nov. 20:
Member Fee
0
$15.00
Curator-Led Gallery Talk, Nov. 21:
Member Fee
0
$2.00
NonMember Fee
0
$5.00
Performance, Poets' Theatre, Nov. 21:
Member Fee
0
$20.00
NonMember Fee
0
$30.00
Children's Event, Up Close with the Orchestra:
Member Fee
0
$5.00
NonMember Fee
0
$7.00
Docent-Led Gallery Talk, Nov. 27:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Lecture, The World That We Knew, Dec. 3rd:
Member Fee
0
$15.00
Partner Fee
0
$15.00
NonMember Fee
0
$20.00
Staff-Led Gallery Talk, Dec. 5:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Holiday Pop-Up Bookstore, Dec. 7:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Eye of the Expert, (Anti) Suffrage, Dec. 9:
Member Fee
0
$15.00
Member's Choice, Guqin, Dec. 10:
Member Fee
0
Free
Book Talk, The Second Founding, Dec. 11:
Member Fee
0
$15.00
NonMember Fee
0
$20.00
Book Talk, We The People, Dec. 12:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Curator-Led Gallery Talk, Dec. 12:
Member Fee
0
$2.00
NonMember Fee
0
$5.00
Docent-Led Gallery Talk, Dec. 14:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Children's Event, Winter Craft Party, Dec. 14:
Member Fee
0
$5.00
NonMember Fee
0
$5.00
Panel, Mastery of Art, Dec. 16:
Member Fee
0
$15.00
NonMember Fee
0
$20.00
Docent-Led Gallery Talk, Dec. 17:
Member Fee
0
Free
NonMember Fee
0
Free
Donation:
$0.00
Total:
$
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