Pequot Library’s Columbus Letter Comes Home event will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. On Saturday, December 5, 2015, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm the public will be privileged to experience an extraordinary viewing of the letter produced in 1493. As part of the "Pages from Pequot" Special Collections exhibition, Exploring America: Christopher Columbus, Pequot Library's own Columbus letter comes home for a visit after being loaned to Yale University for over 60 years.
George Miles, William Robertson Coe Curator, Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, will show the letter and speak about its importance. The letter is the Epistola de insulis nuper inventis, after April 29, 1493, Translated into Latin by Leandro di Cosco (Aliander de Cosco).
Friends of Pequot Library at the $250 Giving Level and up enter free. General admission is $40/person, purchase tickets now at pequotlibrary.org. Location is in the Reading Room and The Perkin Gallery of Pequot Library. For more information please contact: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15.