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Museums in Philadelphia are bracing themselves for the arrival of Pope Francis, who is scheduled to visit the city for the World Meeting of Families (September 22-27), a triennial Catholic event. Cultural institutions around the city are hoping to draw some of the meeting’s estimated 1.5 to 2 million attendees with themed displays.

The Rosenbach Museum and Library will present Catholic texts printed in the New World from the 16th to 18th centuries (September 1-January 30, 2016), while the Free Library of Philadelphia’s rare book department will showcase historical texts from multiple faiths (August 31-January 30, 2016).

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The new Anne P. and Thomas A. Gray Library and MESDA Research Center at Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, houses an impressive array of resources, including more than 20,000 catalogued volumes focused on southern history, material culture, and decorative arts; a craftsman database with more than 84,000 artisans; and an object database with more than 20,000 examples of southern decorative art.

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