Rivers of America exhibit

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In 1920, Constance Lindsay Skinner began work on what would become The Rivers of America Series, a collection of beautifully illustrated literary works that feature America’s rivers, including titles published between 1937 (The Kennebec) and 1974 (The American).   By providing accounts of particular rivers crafted by wordsmiths rather than historians or geographers, the series pieces together a lush, expansive portrait of America that allows readers a personal experience enriched by sensory details.

Stop by the Rivers of America Exhibit at DiMenna-Nyselius Library now through mid-August  to admire the fruits of Skinner’s vision, and search our catalog to check out select titles in the series, as well as other works by participating authors and illustrators.

Special thanks to Jeff Bouvier for generously lending us twenty-six titles from his collection, including The Brandywine, illustrated by Andrew Wyeth; The Sangamon, written by Edgar Lee Masters and illustrated by Lynd Ward; and The Everglades by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, celebrated for its impact on conservation.