On Thursday afternoon, 26 September, the Library is offering a lecture afternoon (in dutch) as part of the exhibition 'Colourful Wageningen 750'. Bob Kernkamp, Wageningen’s municipal archivist, and Leo Klep, publicist, will lecture on the rich history of Wageningen, which received city privileges in 1263.
The two are the co-authors of the book 'Geschiedenis van Wageningen' (History of Wageningen), the commemorative book that was published in 2013. After the lecture a few unique archive pieces from the Special Collections will be presented to Geert van Rumund, mayor of Wageningen, for Wageningen's municipal archive.
The afternoon will be concluded with a visit to the exhibition and drinks. The exhibition presents the history of Wageningen through unique and exceptional publications, prints, maps and photos. The exhibition comprises three themes: The water in and around Wageningen has always played an important role in the city’s history. The settlement expanded from a fortified city with buildings into a university town where people live and work in and with the green environment: nature, agriculture, and gardens and landscape.
You are cordially invited to attend this afternoon. Location: Room C214 in the Forum (bld.102), Droevendaalsesteeg 2, 6708 PB Wageningen. From 3 pm - 5.30 pm. Attendance is free, but please register by Facebook, email: email@example.com or telephone: 0317-482701.
If you can’t attend the lectures, then perhaps you'd like to come the following Saturday when visitors get the unique opportunity to take a peek behind the scenes of Special Collections. On Saturday, 28 September, from 1:30 to 4 pm, visitors have another chance to see the exhibition and the opportunity to take a tour in the treasure-chamber of the Wageningen UR Library, the depots of Special Collections.
The exhibition 'Colourful Wageningen 750' in the Reading Room of Special Collections can be visited Monday - Friday, 9.00 - 17.00 until 18 October.