December 23, 2011

An exhibition, “Four Centuries of Religious Books for Children,” will be featured January 20-May 12, 2012, in The Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries at Bridwell Library. The exhibition explores religious books specifically written for children that were printed in Europe and America from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Intended to both instruct and delight, these publications were the foundation for young people’s future religious education and faith. Shown at left is The Illustrated Scripture Alphabet with Prayers and Hymns for Children. Boston: J. Buffum, [1855-1857].