Linda Braun, town of Macedon historian, and library clerk Pat Stevens-Brate will present “Discover Literature in the Bullis Room” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on May 16 at Macedon Public Library, 30 W. Main St.
Refreshments will follow the free presentation, discussion and tour of the Bullis Room.
The Bullis family moved to Macedon in the early 1800s. Jeannette “Nettie” Bullis brought the family’s collection to the library. The climate-controlled room is locked, but can be opened by request. The papers and books in this collection cannot be signed out of the library.
Braun and Stevens-Brate will highlight literature found in the collection, such as “Pilgrim’s Progress,” “Orations of Cicero,” “Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer,” an 1898 copy of “Aesop’s Fables,” works of Nathaniel Hawthorne including “The Scarlet Letter,” “The Jungle Book,” “Treasure Island,” “A Tale of Two Cities,” “Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates,” and “A Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.”
The third Thursday series will continue with rare-treasured books on June 20; history books on Aug. 15; “Trades: Medical, Horticulture, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry” on Sept. 19; and primary documents on Oct. 17.
Braun can be reached at historian@macedontown.net or (315) 986-5932, ext. 105. Visit macedonpubliclibrary.org for information.