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message 1: by Mike (new)

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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 http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/jefferson...

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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