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“Amazing Library of Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick”
April 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Celebrate National Library Week with a special online event featuring a member of the HN Speakers Bureau. Jim McKee will present, “The Amazing Library of Thomas Jefferson Kirkpatrick.”
Thomas Jefferson Fitzpatrick, longtime resident of Bethany (now a neighborhood in Lincoln), was a bibliomaniac. This college professor began with a solid collection of rare books inherited from his illustrious namesake. A lifetime of collecting later, he was living entirely in the kitchen of his house while the rest of the property was packed floor to ceiling and wall-to-wall with books. Only after his death in 1952 was the full extent of his obsession uncovered.