One would never guess that a Gutenberg Bible, rare prints by the famed ornithologist, John Audubon, and other remarkable ... More
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
One would never guess that a Gutenberg Bible, rare prints by the famed ornithologist, John Audubon, and other remarkable manuscripts and journals are located in this library in the heart of the Yale campus. Beinecke houses one of the largest rare-book collections in the world, including more than 500,000 printed volumes and several million (yes, million) priceless manuscripts. The building is a rarity itself, designed to protect its holdings from solar damage with translucent marble "windows" that allow in only minimal light.
In a great masterpiece of a building are housed some of the greatest printed materials of all time. On my visit, I saw a display of Audubon bird prints, first edition and magazine publications of Rudyard Kipling, and a Gutenberg bible. The Beinecke is a unique stop and definitely worth a visit.
One of Connecticut's oldest attractions is a great day trip just minutes from downtown New Haven. You can ride the
country's oldest continually operating suburban trolley, between the East Haven Green and Branford's Short Beach, and view nearly 100 ...
This state park, like its sister East Rock Park , offers a spectacular overview of the city of New Haven
and its environs. The park is the creation of a more tumultuous time, a ridge of basalt rock forced ...
The Farnam family's contribution to the development of Yale is well known. This guest house was initially the Farnams' residence,
which was sold out to its current owners. Most of the old charm has been retained and promises a ...