Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday June 30, 2022

Friday July 1, 2022

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    50th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal Friday
    July 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    The break-in of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate Complex on June 17, 1972, was to ensure President Richard Nixon’s re-election. Instead, it set into motion a political controversy that became the prism by which we view all corruption and scandal to this day. This display features Watergate-related documents from the Library's manuscript collections.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Friday
    July 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 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
    Geppi Gems Friday
    July 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Graphic Arts Gallery
    Showcases a selection of Stephen A. Geppi’s generous donation to the Library of comic art. The exhibition represents themes from the Geppi's former museum, including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports music and entertainment.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Friday
    July 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    George and Ira Gershwin Room
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to brothers George and Ira Gershwin, 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, correspondence, photos, paintings, and drawings, all from the Library's Gershwin Collection,...
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Juneteenth: Books from the General Collections Friday
    July 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
    Juneteenth is a recent federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African Americans that were still enslaved in Galveston, Texas, and other places until the end of the Civil War in 1865. This display features books about Juneteenth from the Library's general collections in the Main Reading Room.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood Friday
    July 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Northwest Gallery
    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. The exhibition comprises maps of the northeastern and southeastern regions of the United States.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    "Not an Ostrich" and Other Images from America's Library Friday
    July 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Gallery
    Organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and drawn from the photo collections of the Library of Congress, this exhibition presents a taste of this institution’s spectacular holdings of more than 14 million images. Photos reproduced for this exhibition, made between 1839 and today, trace the evolution of photography, from daguerreotypes and other early processes to contemporary digital technology.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library Friday
    July 1, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Southwest Pavilion
    Take a 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.

Saturday July 2, 2022

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    50th Anniversary of the Watergate Scandal Saturday
    July 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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    Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
    The break-in of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters at the Watergate Complex on June 17, 1972, was to ensure President Richard Nixon’s re-election. Instead, it set into motion a political controversy that became the prism by which we view all corruption and scandal to this day. This display features Watergate-related documents from the Library's manuscript collections.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Saturday
    July 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 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
    Geppi Gems Saturday
    July 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    Graphic Arts Gallery
    Showcases a selection of Stephen A. Geppi’s generous donation to the Library of comic art. The exhibition represents themes from the Geppi's former museum, including Walt Disney’s iconic characters, westerns, superheroes, science fiction, horror, sports music and entertainment.
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Saturday
    July 2, 2022
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
    Add to calendar
    George and Ira Gershwin Room
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to brothers George and Ira Gershwin, 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, correspondence, photos, paintings, and drawings, all from the Library's Gershwin Collection,...