Library Company event at SSAWW 2015 – suggestion for spreading out attendance

Dear Conference Participants,

We look forward with pleasure to seeing you in Philadelphia next week and to hearing the many exciting panels and papers on the program

A note on the Library Company event on Thursday evening, 6 to 8: The Library Company sees the event as an “Open House” for those who have rsvp’d to view the current exhibition, and enjoy refreshments that they are generously providing.

Since there is no formal program, we would like to ensure the viewing pleasure of the exhibit, Fashioning Philadelphia: The Style of the City and are suggesting that we spread out the attendance over the two hours. To that end, we ask that if you present on Thursday or Friday morning, you arrive closer to 6, and if you are delivering your presentation on Friday afternoon or Saturday, that you come by the Library Company closer to 6:45. This is just a suggestion and we certainly do not wish to disrupt groups who wish to go over together or who have dinner plans together for after the exhibit.

For those who registered after capacity for this event was reached, please remember that the Library Company is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the conference from 9- 4:45 and admission is free. The exhibit’s focus is on the city’s contribution to the early fashion industry, from the mid-18th through the early-20th century; it features Sarah Josepha Hale and Godey’s, among other women.

Reminder, too, that Friday night Awards Ceremony and Keynote Reception in the Hamilton Room of the Sheraton is from 5:45 – 7, with hors-d’oeuvres and a cash bar. This will be followed by our keynote speaker, Ana Castillo.

And Saturday night is our Celebrate SSAWW reception in the Ballroom from 4:30 to 6. Refreshments will again be available with a cash bar.

And please come by for Sunday morning coffee and talk in the Flower room between 8:30 and 11.