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The Druker lecture celebrating design and architecture was established in 2001 to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of The Druker Company and its three generations of development and philanthropy in the City of Boston; as well as to commemorate the family's longstanding relationship with the Boston Public Library, dating back to the early twentieth century when John Druker built the Orient Heights branch library in East Boston which in 1986 was donated to the city by his grandson, Ronald, who runs the company today.