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December 13, 2006

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Herblock Display in "American Treasures" Extended Through Feb. 3

"American Treasures" Exhibition To Close Feb. 5-21

"Enduring Outrage: Editorial Cartoons by Herblock," currently on display in the "American Treasures of the Library of Congress" exhibition, will be extended through Feb. 3. The exhibition may be viewed free of charge from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building at 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.

"American Treasures of the Library of Congress" will close on Feb. 5 and reopen Feb. 22 with a featured display titled "A Century of Creativity: The MacDowell Colony 1907–2007" to commemorate the centennial of the artists’ colony, located in Peterborough, N.H.

Also on display in "American Treasures" beginning Feb. 22 will be a selection of items drawn from the Library’s collections that feature William Shakespeare. The display will be part of a city-wide celebration of Shakespeare in Washington, to be held January through June 2007.

The "American Treasures" exhibition opened on May 1, 1997, as the centerpiece of a yearlong celebration marking the official reopening of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building during its 100th anniversary. Made possible by a grant from the Xerox Foundation, the exhibition features the rarest and most significant items from the Library’s collections relating to America’s past. For preservation considerations, some of the more fragile documents are displayed on a rotating basis.

The "American Treasures exhibition can be viewed online at www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures. "Enduring Outrage" can be viewed at www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/herblock-home.html.

For more information about the Shakespeare celebration, visit www.shakespeareinwashington.org.

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PR 06-228
12/13/06
ISSN 0731-3527

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