Library offers private tour of Egyptian collection

This mummified cat is part of the Cazenovia Museum's Egyptian collection.

This mummified cat is part of the Cazenovia Museum's Egyptian collection.

Join Cazenovia Public Library Director Betsy Kennedy at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, for a private tour of the Library’s Egyptian collection. The tour is an offering of Mr. Hubbard’s Salon, a discussion group dedicated to the founder of the Library’s Museum of Curiosities, Robert J. Hubbard.

“Our winter/spring Salon topic is ‘Egyptomania in Cazenovia and Beyond,’” Kennedy said. “We will discuss Mr. Hubbard’s 1894 tour of Egypt, the artifacts he brought back for the library and recent Egyptian donations of a more kitschy nature.”

The Salon’s January read is “Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs,” by Bob Brier as an entertaining and informative guide to the Egyptian craze. A complete reading list is available at the library or visits our blog: tumblr.com/blog/hubbardsalon.

Mr. Hubbard’s Salon offers multi-dimensional investigations via books, films, art and conversation relating to all things of interest to Cazenovia and the Cazenovia Public Library. The gatherings are offered at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month in January, April, July and October. All meetings are free and open to the public.

The Cazenovia Public Library is located at 100 Albany Street, Cazenovia, NY. For more information about this event or additional programming contact the Cazenovia Public Library at 655-9322.

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