Robert BurnsCelebrate Burns Day with the State Library!

Rare Collections Open House and Guest Speakers from the Scottish Society of Central PA

Where: State Library of Pennsylvania, Green Room and Rare Collections Rooms.  Ground Floor Forum Building, 607 South Drive, Harrisburg, PA
When: January 25 at 12:00 PM


Rare Collections Reading Room will open after the presentation

The State Library is hosting a Lunch and Learn on Burns Day to commemorate Scottish writer Robert Burns. The event will take place in the Green Room of the Forum Building and will feature special guests from the Scottish Society of Central Pennsylvania! The event will include a Rare Collection Open House immediately following the talk.

Pennsylvania has a bevy of interesting Scottish immigrants who played an important role in shaping our State as well as our Country.  Please join us in learning how Pennsylvania and Scotland are intertwined! You will hear a recitation of poetry and have authorities on hand to answer questions about Scotland.

Primary presenter Mark Hagenbuch will be assisted by Janet Bex, who is very knowledgeable about Robert Burns and his poetry and music.  Mr. Hagenbuch will recite some poetry and has, at times, been known to break into song.  Several members will be dressed in Scottish attire and a display of kilts will be shown.

RSVP and more information:  Ellen Shenk at 783-5969 or