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The Library of Congress offers these events to the public at its Washington, D.C. location free of charge, except where otherwise noted. Schedules are subject to change. Check back to this site for the latest information. Individuals requiring accommodations for this event are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Exhibition — Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Tour — Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Tour — Echoes of the Great War

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America\'s involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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All Public Events for February 2018

Concert

Vienna Piano Trio

February 24, 2018 - February 25, 2018; 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The renowned Vienna Piano Trio returns to the Library of Congress to play a program of works by three generations of composers known for their relationships with Vienna: Haydn as part of the "first Viennese school," Brahms as a prominent resident of Vienna, and Schoenberg as the patriarch of the "second Viennese school." On display will be some of the Librarys source materials for the Brahms and Steuermanns trio transcription of Verklarte Nacht. Tickets required - http://www.loc.gov/concerts/viennapianotrio.html
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Music Division Fantasy Film Series - "Little Shop of Horrors"

February 1, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Directed by Frank Oz Music and Lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman The movie adaptation of the hit musical features Motown legend Levi Stubbs as a carnivorous plant that wreaks havoc in the hands of a lovestruck Rick Moranis. The films dark humor is bolstered by comedy icons Steve Martin and Bill Murray in their only film together. Rated PG-13
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-8432

The Digital Restoration Initiative: Reading the Invisible Library

February 14, 2018, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Progress over the past decade in the digitization and analysis of text found in cultural objects (inscriptions, manuscripts, scrolls) has led to new methods for reading inaccessible text due to condition, the "invisible library."
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5525

VSO Whittall Public Opening

February 15, 2018, 10 a.m. - Noon
The Visitor Services Office (VSO), in collaboration with the Music Division, will host an open house in the Whittall Pavilion. A VSO volunteer will engage visitors discussing the artwork and musical instruments in that beautiful space, as well as details and stories about the music and performing arts collections and programs.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-2474

VSO Whittall Public Opening

February 20, 2018, 10 a.m. - Noon
The Visitor Services Office (VSO), in collaboration with the Music Division, will host an open house in the Whittall Pavilion. A VSO volunteer will engage visitors discussing the artwork and musical instruments in that beautiful space, as well as details and stories about the music and performing arts collections and programs.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-2474

Film screening: School Daze (1988)

February 21, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
SCHOOL DAZE (Forty Acres and a Mule / Columbia, 1988). Directed and Written by Spike Lee. With Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell, Kyme, Joe Seneca, Art Evans, Ossie Davis. (120 min, color, 35mm) R-rated* Following the success of his breakthrough feature, the independently made "She's Gotta Have It," Spike Lee secured the backing of Columbia Pictures for his next film, "School Daze."? Billed as a "comedy with music" and set at a historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia, the film is an ambitious exploration of class relations and politics of skin color within the African-American community. Its representation of black college culture and, in particular, Greek letter organizations, is as unique now as it was thirty years ago. Despite mixed reviews, "School Daze" turned out to be one of Columbia's most profitable releases of the year, producing a best-selling soundtrack album along the way with hits by Tisha Campbell and the DC-based band E.U. Archival print from the Library's Copyright Collection. Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm. *No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5603

Vienna Piano Trio - Preconcert Talk

February 24, 2018 - February 25, 2018; 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Pre-concert lecture with Vienna Piano Trio
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-8181

Four Little Girls Film Screening & Discussion

February 27, 2018, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Library of Congress will host an evening program about the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden will join United States Senator Doug Jones (AL) for a special conversation about this seminal and tragic event in civil rights history, followed by a screening of the Spike Lee documentary "4 Little Girls." On display will be items from the Librarys collections and archives connected to the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and there may be special restrictions. The event will also be livestreamed on the Librarys Facebook page at facebook.com/libraryofcongress and its YouTube site (with captions) at youtube.com/LibraryOfCongress.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-8000

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Exhibition

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 1, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 5, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 7, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 8, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 9, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 10, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 12, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 15, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 16, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 20, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 21, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 22, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 23, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 24, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 26, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 27, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

February 28, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The stories of Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers -- will come to light in this major exhibition. "Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I" will mark the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the Great War, on April 6, 1917, when Congress formally declared war on the German Empire. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the armistice agreement. The exhibition is free and open to the public through January 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets are not needed.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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Film

Monster Melodies: Gremlins

February 22, 2018, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
A screening of "Gremlins," directed by Joe Dante, music by Jerry Goldsmith. Rated PG. Tickets are required - http://www.loc.gov/concerts/filmscreenings-2017-2018.html.
Location: Pickford Theater, Third floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5502

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Lecture

"I Got A Song" - A History of the Newport Folk Festival

February 21, 2018, Noon - 1 p.m.
Journalist and author Rick Massimo discusses the history of the Newport Folk Festival, an American musical institution that began more than a half century ago and continues to influence our understanding of folk music today. Drawing on his extensive interviews and archival research about the festival, which served as the basis of his 2017 book, I Got a Song, the author details how the American folk music scene has evolved over the decades, absorbing influences from rock and traditional music as well as the now legendary singer-songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s. He recounts some of the many stories about fabled Newport Festival performances, and explores how the iconic festival has reemerged as an influential focal point for a new generation of performers and fans. The talk will be followed by a book signing.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-1743

Conversations with African Poets and Writers

February 27, 2018, Noon - 1 p.m.
2017 Caine Prize winner Bushra al-Fadil will read from "The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away" and participate in a moderated discussion with Africa Area Specialist Marieta Harper.
Location: African/Middle Eastern Reading Room, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Picturing America: Portraits of National Endowment for the Arts Folk Masters

February 28, 2018, Noon - 1 p.m.
Photographer Tom Pich and folklorist Barry Bergey, co-authors of the recently published book Folk Masters: A Portrait of America, discuss their award-winning project. Over the past 25 years, in addition to his commercial work, he has traveled across America taking photographs for both the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowment for the Art, for which he photographed hundreds of National Heritage Fellows and Jazz Masters. His photographs provide a unique portrait of their art, their personalities, and their culture. While each image tells a story on its own, Barry Bergey, the former Director of Folk and Traditional Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts, provides further insight into the lives of the featured artist as well as the remarkable stories behind each photograph. Folk Masters documents and honors the extraordinary women and men who take traditional arts to new heights while also ensuring their continuation from generation to generation.
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 70(202)707-1743

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Symposium

"1619 and the Making of America"

February 23, 2018, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Kluge Center Fellow in Health and Spirituality, Dr. Joanne Braxton, presents a half-day symposium on the cultural exchange which occurs between the English, Africans and Native Americans as part of an ongoing project titled "1619: The Making of America." The symposium will include a series of presentations focused on the cultural exchange which occurs between English, Africans and Native Americans. A joint question and answer period and a display of Library treasures will follow.
Location: Kluge Center, First floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-8807

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Gallery Talk

Love is Here to Stay

February 14, 2018, 11 a.m. - Noon
On Valentines Day, Gershwin archivist Janet McKinney will discuss the story of "Love is Here to Stay" and the ways in which it illuminates the relationship between George and Ira Gershwin. The talk will include a pop-up performance of the song by the LC Chorale.
Location: George and Ira Gershwin Room, Ground floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) [email protected]

The Moses of African American Music": James Reese Europe

February 23, 2018, 11 a.m. - Noon
World War I veteran James Reese Europe has been called "the Moses of African American Music" for leading the spread of jazz and supporting the development of fellow African American artists. Join music specialist Loras Schissel for a conversation about Europes life and work, in honor of African American History Month.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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Tour

Public Tours of the Jefferson Building

Monday to Saturday: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. (no 12:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. tour on Saturdays)
Location: Ground Floor Visitors' Theater.
Contact: (202) 707-8000

Exploring the Early Americas

February 2, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

February 5, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

February 8, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America\'s involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

African American Service Personnel in World War I

February 9, 2018, 11 a.m. - Noon
Echoes of the Great War exhibition co-curator Ryan Reft will consider the activism and aspirations of African American service personnel in the Great War and the impact of their service on the fight for civil rights in the 20th century.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

February 9, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

February 10, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America\'s involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

February 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

February 14, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

February 15, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

February 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

February 16, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

February 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

February 22, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

February 23, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

February 23, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

February 26, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Echoes of the Great War

February 27, 2018, 1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
View highlights of the exhibition Echoes of the Great War and discover arguments about America's involvement in World War I, experiences of the war over here and over there, and the world the war created in this 30-minute tour. Meet at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

Exploring the Early Americas

February 28, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - Noon
Docent-led tour of the exhibition Exploring the Early Americas, which examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the resulting changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. Meet the docent at the entrance to the exhibition to join the tour.
Location: Northwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-0245

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