METRO's Summer Tours

by Davis Erin Anderson, Community Engagement Manager, METRO

With great thanks to several of our community members for their input, we're excited to announce a series of summer tours just for METRO and myMETRO members! (If you're not sure whether or not you are a member, check here to see whether your institution is listed in our directory. If it is, you're good to go.)

These tours are limited in capacity, so we're kindly asking for advanced notice on cancellations. Please RSVP for each tour individually; payment of $5.00 per tour is requested to hold your spot.

Without further ado...:

New York Botanical Garden
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us on a tour of the library and gallery at New York Botanic Garden. This tour will include a visit to the rare book room. The guided portion of this tour will last for roughly 90 minutes; tour members are welcome to roam the grounds on their own afterward. (Admission rates to NYBG may apply to tour the gardens but are not required for the tour itself.)

RSVP here.

New York Federal Reserve
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tour the Federal Reserve with your fellow METRO members on July 1, 2015! This tour will include a history of the central banking functions performed by the Federal Reserve system as well as a trip to see the bank's vault of international monetary gold on the bedrock of Manhattan island. This tour will take approximately 45 minutes.

RSVP here.

Morgan Library and Museum
Thursday, July 9th, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on a tour of the imaging studio at the Morgan Library and Museum. This tour will include an overview of the studio’s most recent rapid capture project, as well as the day to day imaging of rare materials. Time permitting, the tour will include a visit to the Drawings Study Center.

RSVP here

American Museum of Natural History
Monday, July 20, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for a tour of the library and gallery at the American Museum of Natural History. We’ll visit Library Special Collections, including the Museum's Central Archives, as well as the film and negative storage room, memorabilia collections, and the Microscopic Imaging Facility. Our tour will also give a brief overview of projects underway at the library.

RSVP here.

Shevchenko Scientific Society
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Our final summer 2015 tour will take place at the Shevchenko Scientific Society. Please join us on this tour to see rare materials and archival items pertaining to Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora.

RSVP here.


Please contact Davis Erin Anderson (deanderson [at] metro [dot] org) or Laura Forshay (lforshay [at] metro [dot] org) with your questions.