Friday, July 1, 2016

New Additions to Exhibit on Clements Library Collecting

Tobias Lear, A Minute Account of the Last Sickness and Death of George Washington, Mount Vernon, Virginia: December 14, 1799. Tobias Lear Papers.

Just inside the great bronze doors of the Clements Library, visitors will find an exhibit about the collecting history of the institution. "Clements Library: A Century of Collecting, 1903-2016" uses original examples of Americana from the collection to show how Clements and the four directors who have guided the place since 1923 built up the Library's holdings. The pieces on exhibit are rotated every three months to minimize their exposure to light.

New additions to the exhibit will go on display July 1, 2016. These include a letter describing the dying hours of President Washington; a note from Rachel Revere to her husband, Paul; a watercolor view of a War of 1812 POW camp; and a view of the infant town of York (Toronto) in 1803.

The exhibit is open to the public each Friday 
from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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