Providence Athenaeum announces gift, fountain use prior to annual meeting

PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM announces the purchase of three plates depicting species of birds from the 19th century Description de l'Egypte collection to replace 14 stolen during the early 20th century. The acquisition was made using funds from a recent anonymous gift. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM
PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM announces the purchase of three plates depicting species of birds from the 19th century "Description de l'Egypte" collection to replace plates stolen during the early 20th century. The acquisition was made using funds from a recent anonymous gift. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE ATHENAEUM
PROVIDENCE - The Providence Atheanaeum has much to celebrate at its 2018 annual meeting, which will be held Friday. In a statement made Monday, the nonprofit library announced a $100,000 anonymous gift had been made to benefit the collection and, after more than a decade of non-use, the organization has made plans to turn on…

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