Up Close Tour: The Adams Family
Up Close Tours encourage visitors to look closely at materials from the Athenæum’s rich collections and consider them within a particular context.
Join Boston Athenæum Docent Joyce Bowden for a journey through 100 years of the Adams Family’s public service as illuminated by four objects in the Athenæum’s special collections. Joyce will lead a discussion around John Adams and Thomas Jefferson’s correspondence, John Quincy Adams’s defense of the Amistad captives,
and Charles Francis Adams’s work to keep England out of the US Civil War.