Parks, Recreation & Museums

Posted on: January 26, 2017

SEE AND HEAR ABOUT THE 19TH CENTURY PRIVATE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT AT CEDARMERE ESTATE

Roslyn Harbor, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Friends of Cedarmere are sponsoring a talk and tour of the 19th Century Private Library of William Cullen Bryant at his Cedarmere Estate on Sunday, January 29th from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The talk and tour will be hosted by Sunday Steinkirchner, who will discuss books in Bryant’s Library, with focus on Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist Papers, Thomas More’s Utopia, and the works of Washington Irving and how they influenced Bryant’s writing, and his associations with other 19th Century authors.

Ms. Steinkirchner is co-owner of B & B Rare Books, Ltd. In Manhattan (www.bbrarebooks.com) which is a member of ABAA, ILAB, PBFA (UK). Ms. Steinkirchner is a Forbes Contributor (http://blogs.forbes.com) and on Twitter: @sundayrarebooks.

Refreshments will be served. For directions and parking, visit www.friendsofcedarmere.org. Free. Donations for the Library appreciated. Snow date is: Sunday, February 12th.

Located at 225 Bryant Ave. in Roslyn Harbor, Cedarmere, the historic property of prominent 19th Century poet, newspaper editor and civic leader William Cullen Bryant, includes the Bryant home and several other structures on a beautiful 7-acre property overlooking Roslyn Harbor. Visitors can view the exhibits in the house and stroll on the property, which includes a Gothic mill, a pond spanned by a rustic stone bridge and a small formal garden.

Parking is available south and north of the house, with handicapped parking in front of the house. For further information, contact the Friends of Cedarmere via email: info@friendsofcedarmere.org, or call: (516) 671-3295.

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