Event | Exhibits and Tours Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition
Date and Location
When: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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Where: Thomas Jefferson Building - Northwest Gallery
10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.
Ongoing exhibition, opened December 12, 2007.
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. It provides insight into indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and European explorers and settlers, and the pivotal changes caused by the meeting of the American and European worlds. 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.