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We had the great pleasure this morning to welcome young athletes from the @MLB @playball initiative along with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred for an #AllStarWeek visit! #baseball #baseballamericana #libraryofcongress #washingtondc #visitDC
Play ball! It was a beautiful morning to host a vintage baseball clinic on the north lawn as part of our Baseball Americana family day! Our exhibit is now open, so stop by if you’re in town for the #AllStarGame , or anytime until it closes next summer. #baseballamericana #baseball #libraryofcongress
Our summer movies on the lawn kicks off tonight with “Field of Dreams!” Stop by next week for “The Goonies” and every Thursday at sundown for the next 6 weeks! #LCMovies #libraryofcongress #baseballamericana
Happy Independence Day from the Library of Congress! Here are some fabulous fireworks from Washington, D.C. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, from our Prints & Photographs collections #MuseumFireworksShow #FourthofJuly #IndependenceDay #libraryofcongress #WashingtonDC
It's Independence Day! Here's a rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, in the hand of Thomas Jefferson, with helpful additions & corrections by his fellow committee members. #FourthofJuly #IndependenceDay #libraryofcongress #ThomasJefferson
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden speaks with @ndaba_mandela , author of "Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela,” today about the book and Nelson’s lesson to Ndaba that "love is stronger than hate.” #libraryofcongress #read
Our team is hard at work putting the final touches on our new #BaseballAmericana exhibit, opening next Friday! We hope you will plan a visit, or get a virtual view of the exhibit on our website at! #libraryofcongress #baseball #exhibitions #visitDC #WashingtonDC
Michelle Smith of the Conservation Division disbinds the 1831 autobiographical manuscript of Islamic writer and scholar Omar ibn Said in preparation for further preservation treatment. Said was abducted from Senegal in 1807, sold into slavery in South Carolina, and after escape and recapture in North Carolina, wrote a series of works in Arabic including this autobiography and pleas for release. #conservation #omaribnsaid #collections #libraryofcongress #manuscript
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that Drew Gilpin Faust, historian, @Harvard University president and author of the Bancroft Prize-winning book “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War,” will receive the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. The $1 million Kluge Prize, bestowed through the generosity of the late John W. Kluge, will be awarded during a gala ceremony in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress on Sept. 12, 2018. (Photo by Stephanie Mitchell) #libraryofcongress #scholars #humanities #klugeprize
“Full victory–nothing else.” In remembrance of D-Day, 74 years ago today. (@usarmy photo in the LOC Prints and Photographs collection) #dday #collections #libraryofcongress
NEW DONATION: We’re excited to announce that we have received a phenomenal collection of comic books & popular art from collector Stephen Geppi of @geppismuseum in Baltimore! This marks the largest donation of comic books in our history & includes original storyboards for the creation of Mickey Mouse! Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress; “Plane Crazy” artwork Copyright @disney.#libraryofcongress #comics #comicbooks
May the fallen never be forgotten, but forever live on in fond memories.
(Swipe ⬅️) There’s just so much to take in when you see the Main Reading Room! See the grandeur for yourself during our semi-annual Open House this Memorial Day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with librarians on site to answer all your questions! #libraryofcongress #openhouse #washingtondc #visitDC
Visiting DC this weekend? Come see the special display "Letters to Lyrics,” featuring items from the collection of Alexander Hamilton and learn how they influenced the hit musical! Open through August 21. #HamiltonDC #AlexanderHamilton #LibraryOfCongress #washingtondc @hamiltonmusical
What a great ensemble! Senator @timkaine plays harmonica accompaniment with @jason_mraz and students from @sparcrichmond for the song “I’m Yours” during the annual @ascap ”We Write the Songs” concert last night! #concert #songwriters #libraryofcongress
A rare glimpse at a historic gathering of instruments: The Quartetto di Cremona displays the "Paganini Quartet" of Stradivarius instruments, on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation, alongside the Library's own Stradivarius collection in the Great Hall prior to making their Washington concert debut recently, presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute Washington D.C. @italyinus @quartetto_di_cremona #libraryofcongress #italianculturalinstitute #music #stradivarius #paganiniquartet
We go way beyond books! Middle and high school students conducted hands-on testing with multispectral photographic analysis today with preservation science staff as part of an educational outreach pilot program geared toward connecting them with preservation science, what the scientists here do, and how it connects to the Library’s collection and primary sources. #science #preservation #education #STEM
What a performance by @esperanzaspalding last night! Before the show, she officially signed for her commissioned piece for the Library in the historic Whittall Pavilion. #libraryofcongress #commission #music
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