Happy Birthday, George Peabody
The Peabody Institute Library’s founder, George Peabody would have been 226 years old on February 18th. Born into poverty and forced to work at age 11, Peabody had no education but became a self-made, self-educated man. He wanted to ensure that everyone who wanted to learn could have access to free knowledge to improve themselves. He established the Peabody Institue Library to ensure that free access to knowledge for all would be available in his hometown.
We honor his legacy every day by offering FREE access to knowledge to everyone here at the Peabody Institute Library. Will you honor that legacy, too, by signing his birthday card below?