Please join us on Thursday, December 8 @ 2PM
Special Collections room on the 2nd floor of the Library
Birthday cake and punch will be served!
The Library will celebrate its Patron’s birthday with a reading of poetry about him and a presentation by first recipient of the Burritt Family Scholarship.
Elihu Burritt was born in New Britain on December 8, 1810. He was a citizen of the world, linguist, abolitionist, reformer, peace activist and penny postage advocate. President Abraham Lincoln appointed him as Consular Agent to Birmingham, England.