Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189

April 24, 1997

Audio Tour Available for "American Treasures" Exhibition

Visitors to the current exhibition "American Treasures of the Library of Congress" will be able to rent a hand-held audio guide for $2.50. The digital audio wand will enable them to listen to historic audio clips, narration, and readings related to selected portions of the exhibition. The Soundtrack Tour by Thwaite Productions allows the user random access to audio presentations at various points in the exhibition through the use of a numeric keypad.

The two and one-half hours of sound stored on the wand includes both narration and the actual voices of Presidents, poets, and other famous figures from the Library's audio collections including, Theodore Roosevelt, Robert Frost, and Woodrow Wilson. Historic speeches and letters from Jefferson to Stalin are given dramatic readings, as well as selections from other items in the exhibition.

Exhibition hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Same-day, timed-entry tickets are available for free at the Visitors' Information Desk, just inside the ground floor entrance of 10 First St. SE. For further information, call (202) 707-3834.

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PR 97-81
ISSN 0731-3527

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