The Real National Treasure

Join us tomorrow (Wed, January 12) at 12:05 for the History Channel film “The Real National Treasure”.

Housing many of the Nation’s most unique and priceless pieces of history, the Library of Congress is a library unlike any other. In this fascinating look at the more than two-century-old institution (the largest library in the world), Modern Marvels takes a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the Library’s vast collections and features rarely seen footage of the Library’s vaults and incisive expert interviews. Upward of 745 miles of shelves hold close to 145 million items, many of them invaluable treasures—from George Washington’s hand-written diaries and personal copy of the Constitution to Galileo’s first images of the moon.

We encourage you to bring a lunch; coffee and other refreshments will be provided!


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