You are cordially invited to the grand opening ceremony of the Library of Congress Gateway to Knowledge Traveling Exhibition on Tuesday, March 15th at 9:00am at the Columbia County Public Library. The exhibition is housed in a large tractor trailer and will feature over fifty objects, images, and audio-visual presentations. There will be two tour guides available and computer stations for guests to further explore the collections of the Library of Congress.
The exhibition will feature facsimiles of such treasures as the 1507 Waldseemüller Map (the first document to use the word "America"); the 1455 Gutenberg Bible; the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, in Thomas Jefferson’s hand with edits by Benjamin Franklin and John Adams; the 1962 drawings for the comic book that introduced Spider-Man to the world; the handwritten manuscript to jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton’s "Frog-i-More Rag"; and Walt Whitman’s poem "Leaves of Grass."
Debbie Paulson, Library Director
Columbia County Public Library
308 NW Columbia Ave. Lake City, FL 32055