Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Mezzanine level)
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT
The exhibition explores an American family’s ancestral ties to the House of Hohenzollern – the German imperial dynasty that ruled from the dawn of the modern age to the end of the First World War. On show are artwork, maps, books, and correspondence tracing the fluctuating legacy of the House of Hohenzollern during the time of Frederick the Great, through the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II, and beyond. The Hohenzollern-Schlaberg-Hughes collection was gifted to Yale University in 2011 by Thomas Lowe Hughes, who carefully assembled it from a trove of memorabilia he found hidden away in his grandfather’s attic in 1938.