09 May 2011

Library of Congress on Wheels

A few weeks ago an eighteen wheel truck came through Greenville carrying several small exhibitions on The Library of Congress. The exhibition is called, Gateway To Knowledge. I lived six years in Washington DC and never once did I visit The library of Congress--for that I could kick myself in the bottom! The exhibitions tells how Thomas Jefferson started the library and some of the exhibitions you will see are:

1. 1507 Waldseemuller Map
2. 1455 Gutenberg Bible
3. Declaration of Independence(rough draft)
4. 1962 drawings for the comic books Spider
5. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.

There are also several computers the public can use to look up information on The Library of Congress(web site).

If you have a chance to visit this great exhibition I would highly recommend it. Also, if you are in the Washington DC area take time to visit the library-do not be like me and put if off.

For more information: Library of Congress

Hope everyone will have the week of your choice!

Tracy :)

*Sorry-pictures could not be taken inside*

and more

Love the old books

I love this quote!

145 million books--unreal!

Some pictures form the exhibitions


Nancy M. said...

How cool to have that come to you! I love history! Hard to believe you lived in DC and didn't go there!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Nancy

It is hard for me to believe too!! I am a book lover big time and feel bad about not going to visit. When you live in the city you do not take advantage of all that you have at your finger tips.

Tracy :)