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Rare Book Showcase Aug. 10 in Cedar Rapids

Clutier book included

August 5, 2017
Special to The Chronicle , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Lovers of old books and good stories are invited to a Rare Book Showcase where six special and rare books from around the Iowa Valley region will be shared.

The set of books is diverse, ranging from the Benjamin Franklin 1734 edition of Constitutions of the Freemasons which guided the establishment of Masonic lodges in America to a children s story titled Peter and Polly which was inspired by Grinnell native Cornelia Clarke's photographs of her pet cats dressed in clothing.

The Tama County contribution is Arabesky, a well known book to many Czech immigrants who came to Iowa in the 1890s. It is housed at the ZCBJ Lodge Hall & Museum in Clutier.

The Rare Book Showcase will be Thursday, Aug. 10, from 3-5 p.m. in the Cedar Rapids Public Library s Whipple Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Questions about the event can be directed to Iowa Valley RC&D Director Jessica Rilling at 319-622-3264.

 
 

 

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