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message 1: by Mike (new)

Mike | 27 comments Mod
The Library of Congress currently has an exhibit of Thomas Jefferson's personal library which Congress purchased from him in 1815. Read an overview of the exhibit at

Anyone who has been fortunate to visit the exhibit, please tell us about it!

message 2: by Jenny (new)

Jenny I saw it last month. The books are on shelves in a room of their own, encased in glass or perhaps Plexiglas and you can walk around the shelves to see them from front & back. Books that were Jefferson's have a green ribbon bookmark, books that were purchased to replace ones that were lost have a gold ribbon. And books still missing from the library are marked with a box the the title and author of the missing book. Each section has an inter-active display with a photographed copy of a volume where you can touch the screen and "turn pages." It's very well done and a must-see for any Jefferson admirer.

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