1619 Arrival Traveling Exhibit

A six-banner traveling exhibition from the Hampton History Museum

During the month of October, the Class of 1945 Library is hosting a six-banner traveling exhibition from the Hampton History Museum in Hampton, Virginia. In commemoration of the 1619 arrival of the first Africans in English North American, “this exhibit tells the story of the Africans’ home in Angola, how they came to be enslaved aboard a Spanish slave shop San Juan Bautista, the terrible 10,000 nautical mile voyage that brought them to Virginia, and their lives on the farms and plantations in the new colony.”

Source: Hampton History Museum

The panel exhibit along with a related book display will be on view in the Library’s Rockefeller Hall from October 1st through November 4th, 2021.  The Library is a card-access building open to the PEA community.

For information about the exhibit, the books on display, and additional resources please visit: 1619 Arrival Exhibit.

Lamont Poet Maurice Manning

Phillips Exeter Academy opens its 2021-2022 Lamont Poetry Series on Wednesday, October 20th with a reading by award-winning poet Maurice Manning. 

Maurice Manning
Photo credit: Steve Cody

Manning is the author of seven poetry collections Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions (2001), selected by W.S. Merwin for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, A Companion for Owls (2004); Bucolics (2007), The Common Man (2010), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, (2016); The Gone and the Going Away (2013), and Railsplitter (2019).

A recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Guggenheim Foundation, Manning teaches at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky and for the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. His poems and essays have appeared in various magazines and journals, including TIMEThe Sewanee ReviewCommonweal, and The New Yorker. (Sources: Copper Canyon Press and Poetry Foundation).

The reading will be held at 7:30pm in the Assembly Hall, located on the second floor of the Academy Building on Front Street. The event is open to members of the PEA Community.