Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Friday, December 6, 2019

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Family History Listening Stations Friday
    December 6, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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    The American Folklife Center Archive at the Library of Congress offers researchers access to the songs, stories, and other creative expressions of people from diverse communities. North Curtain (LJ-G25)
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Clara Schumann at 200 Friday
    December 6, 2019
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    We celebrate Clara Schumann 200th anniversary with a program that focuses on her own compositions; represented are some of the most famous, like the Romances and the piano trio, as well as lesser-known gems like the piano scherzi and her affecting Lieder. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition Friday
    December 6, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Herblock Gallery Friday
    December 6, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    The 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. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Friday
    December 6, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to the brothers who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide insight into their careers and personalities, including manuscript and printed music, lyric sheets and librettos, personal and business correspondence, photographs, paintings, and drawings, all from the Gershwin Collection in... George and Ira Gershwin Room
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture Friday
    December 6, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Politicians and entertainers have dominated public life in America for much of the twentieth century. Members of both professions have found their worlds increasingly entangled. The exhibition explores some of these entanglements, focusing on the careers of Bob Hope and other entertainers who were involved in the political climate of their times. Explore artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of... Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Friday
    December 6, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    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. Great Hall North Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Friday
    December 6, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote" Friday
    December 6, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Handwritten letters, speeches, photographs and scrapbooks, created by American suffragists who persisted for more than 70 years to win voting rights for women, will be featured in a new exhibition at the Library of Congress. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Friday
    December 6, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST
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    Take a self-guided trip through a re-created version of Jefferson’s library, which assembles 6,487 volumes that founded the Library of Congress, and learn how one of America’s greatest thinkers was inspired through the world of books. Southwest Gallery