The Civil War in America
The Library's unmatched Civil War collections featured in this exhibition chronicle the sacrifices and accomplishments of those in both the North and South whose lives were lost or affected by the events of 1861–1865.
Words Like Sapphires: 100 Years of Hebraica at the Library of Congress, 1912–2012
The Library’s Hebraic Section is one of the world’s foremost centers for the study of Hebrew and Yiddish materials. Its beginnings can be traced to Jacob H. Schiff’s gift in 1912 of 10,000 items.
Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment
Offers new perspectives with which to view our planet through Herblock's editorial cartoons paired with the work of photographers recording the environment.
The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert
Explores the work of Victor Herbert (1859–1924), Irish-American composer, conductor, and activist, whose best-known work is Babes in Toyland (1903).
Exploring the Early Americas
Examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americansand Europeans, and the changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. It features selections from the Jay I. Kislak Collection.
Celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as "Herblock"—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings, to change every six months, drawn from the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collection.
Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture
Explores artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of politics and entertainment in American public life.
One-Day Teachers Workshops
One-day Teachers Workshops invite educators from across the country to learn about the U.S. Civil War based on Library of Congress primary and web based materials.
Explore Past Exhibitions
From the Home Front and the Front Lines
Consists of original materials and oral histories drawn from the Veterans History Project collections at the Library of Congress.
Plan Your Visit
Library of Congress Experience
Discover our new exhibitions that bring the world’s largest collection of knowledge, culture, and creativity to life through dynamic displays of artifacts enhanced by interactivity. Examine rare and unique items, including the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, the Gutenberg Bible, the 1507 Waldseemüller map that first named America, Thomas Jefferson’s recreated library, and the architectural wonders of the Thomas Jefferson Building.
Tell Us About Your Experience
Complete our survey so we may improve our online exhibition experience.