Tour 6: Curator-Led, Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Discussion of the Historic Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress
Tour leaders: Thomas Hoban, docent and Cheryl Fox, manuscript specialist, Library of Congress
Participants will tour the Library’s historic Thomas Jefferson Building, completed in 1897. The building, designed in the Italian Renaissance style by architects John L. Smithmeyer and Paul J. Pelz, was described at the time of construction as “the largest, the costliest, and the safest” library building in the world. Professor Hoban has done extensive study in the archives of the building. Collections from the archives will be pulled for a special display for this tour.
Limit 15 people. $10 members, $15 nonmembers