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THE ALDUS SOCIETY PRESENTS "COLLECTING THURBER"

  • Thurber Center 91 Jefferson Avenue Columbus, OH, 43215 United States (map)
Photograph of Mame Thurber, courtesy Jay Hoster; may not be reproduced

Photograph of Mame Thurber, courtesy Jay Hoster; may not be reproduced

The Aldus Society is an organization for people who appreciate the many facets of text and image through various media, but principally books. Aldus provides a wide variety of programs and activities on book collecting; the history of printing, publishing, and book selling; book illustration; book design; book bindings; calligraphy; libraries; and more.

For the April program, Aldus Society member Jay Hoster will share items from his collection that show how Columbus shaped Thurber—and how Thurber shaped Columbus. Among the items will be Thurber's earliest published piece of humor, from an East High School magazine; a mysterious 1910 publication titled "Cupid in Hell" in which Thurber's father is pictured; and scenes of the 1913 flood, which inspired Thurber's story "The Day the Dam Broke.”

Aldus Society meetings are free and open to the public.

To learn more about The Aldus Society or to become a member, click here.


Thurber Center
April 11, 2019
7:30 pm

Earlier Event: February 13
MICHAEL J. ROSEN DISCUSSING JAMES THURBER
Later Event: May 18
EXHIBIT: THURBER'S COLUMBUS