In the spirit of the holidays, when we bring out special things to share with family and friends, the Lloyd Library is proud to display its most treasured items this winter. John Uri Lloyd, Nelson Ashley Lloyd, and Curtis Gates Lloyd, three brothers who grew up in Boone County, Kentucky in the mid-nineteenth century, built a reference library as they built their pharmaceutical business. But the reference library that focused on pharmacy and botany became so much more, as they began to collect complementary publications from all over the world. This exhibition tells the story of the Lloyds’collection, from their most personal books to the greatest works of natural history, and gives visitors insight into their most enduring legacy.
Date: December 6, 2019 - February 21, 2020