You’re invited to join the Brooklyn Museum’s Library and Archives for an intimate evening tour and reception of the recently rediscovered love letters of Jane Schenck and Ralph Malbone, two young, willful lovers from early nineteenth-century Brooklyn.
For more than five years, they corresponded in secret, with their passion surviving the disapproval of Jane’s parents, the War of 1812, a smallpox epidemic, and accusations of an illegitimate child.
The tour begins @ 6:00pm on the 2nd floor in the Library with a presentation by Giana Ricci followed by a small reception.
It concludes with a tour of the historical Schenck family homes, including the house that Jane grew up in, located on the fourth floor in the Period Rooms.
Date: February 16, 2017
Location: 2nd floor Library @ The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238
Cover Image: Godeys Lady's Book, Volume 18, 1839. Brooklyn Museum Library. Special Collections