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Nicholas Fry on Travelers: Journeys on the Railroads from the Early Surveys to Modern Vacations

May 25, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Sponsored by The Grolier Club

Held in conjunction with the Grolier Club’s current public exhibition “Travelers, Tracks and Tycoons: The Railroad in American Legend and Life,” running in the ground-floor exhibit hall through July 30, this will be a Zoom talk by the exhibition’s co-curator and Grolier member Nicholas Fry. Organized by Fry and the rest of the St. Louis Mercantile Library staff as one of the largest events in the country marking railroading’s 200th anniversary in America, the show draws from the Barriger Railroad and the SLML’s deep transportation history collections, presenting landmark books, pamphlets, artwork, artifacts, ephemera and maps to chronicle the development of the railroads in North America.

Register on the Grolier Club’s Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grolier-club-virtual-lecture-on-railroad-travelers-tickets-319744673927?aff=ebdsoporgprofile