Four current exhibitions at the Library of Congress

Current Exhibitions

Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has generously placed his copy of the map at the Library.

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

Presents the work of American Artists who galvanized public interest in World War I from its onset through its aftermath (1914–1918).

Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture

Explores artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of politics and entertainment in American public life.

Herblock Gallery

Celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as "Herblock"—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings, to change every six months, drawn from the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collection.

Special Presentations

Presidential Inauguration Treasures

January 23–February 4, 2017

Mahogany Row, LJ 110-113, First Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building

“Presidential Inauguration Treasures,” will feature handwritten inaugural speeches of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln as well as newspapers, film clips, and a demonstration of online resources.

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