Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday September 29, 2021

Thursday September 30, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Homegrown Foodways in West Virginia: Finale Panel Thursday
    September 30, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
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    Online Only
    Sponsored by the American Folklife Center, this webinar serves as the culmination of a six-week series focused on a selection of foodways traditions in West Virginia.
    More information at zoomgov.com External.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Thursday
    September 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    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. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Thursday
    September 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, The British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Thursday
    September 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    South Gallery
    This exhibition 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.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote Thursday
    September 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Gallery
    This exhibition showcases the campaign for women’s voting rights, which lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Thursday
    September 30, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Through a generous grant from Jerry and Gene Jones, the Library of Congress is attempting to reassemble Jefferson's library as it was sold to Congress.

Friday October 1, 2021

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Wine and the White House: A Conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Frederick J. Ryan Jr. Friday
    October 1, 2021
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
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    Online Only
    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talks with Frederick Ryan Jr., author of “Wine and the White House: A History,” about how U.S. presidents have used wine as a tool of diplomacy. With Manuscript Division historian Michelle Krowl.
    This event will premiere on YouTube External.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Friday
    October 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    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. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Friday
    October 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, The British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Friday
    October 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    South Gallery
    This exhibition 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.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote Friday
    October 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Gallery
    This exhibition showcases the campaign for women’s voting rights, which lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Friday
    October 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Through a generous grant from Jerry and Gene Jones, the Library of Congress is attempting to reassemble Jefferson's library as it was sold to Congress.

Saturday October 2, 2021

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Saturday
    October 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    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. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Saturday
    October 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, The British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Saturday
    October 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    South Gallery
    This exhibition 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.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote Saturday
    October 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Gallery
    This exhibition showcases the campaign for women’s voting rights, which lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Saturday
    October 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Through a generous grant from Jerry and Gene Jones, the Library of Congress is attempting to reassemble Jefferson's library as it was sold to Congress.

Thursday October 7, 2021

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Thursday
    October 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    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. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784 Thursday
    October 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Northwest Gallery
    This exhibit features Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784, John Mitchell's Map of the American Colonies, The British Empire and its Limits, Map of the Trans-Allegheny Region, Revolutionary Map of New Jersey, 1777 and many more.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words Thursday
    October 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    South Gallery
    This exhibition 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.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For the Vote Thursday
    October 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Southwest Gallery
    This exhibition showcases the campaign for women’s voting rights, which lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Thursday
    October 7, 2021
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Through a generous grant from Jerry and Gene Jones, the Library of Congress is attempting to reassemble Jefferson's library as it was sold to Congress.

Friday October 8, 2021

  • Event | concerts and performances
    A Fiddler's Tale Friday
    October 8, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Online Only
    Igor Stravinsky's iconic work L’Histoire du soldat is based on the eternal story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil, achieving fame and fortune, but losing everything when the devil calls in the debt. Wynton Marsalis' A Fiddler's Tale retains the outline of Stravinsky's scenario, but updates the action to the present for a parable involving the devil, corruption and...
    This event will premiere on both Facebook External and YouTube External.