Traveling Exhibit Visits Washington

By WEEK Reporter

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    The Library of Congress Exhibit "Gateway to Knowledge" parked in Washington, IL on Tuesday.

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October 26, 2010 Updated Oct 26, 2010 at 10:43 PM CDT

One local library got a special visitor Tuesday, October 26th.

The Library of Congress' traveling exhibition "The Gateway to Knowledge" stopped by the Washington District Library.

The museum-on-wheels holds a number of copies of American works including the rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, the Gutenberg Bible, and the original drawings of Spiderman.

The exhibition also outlines the history of the Library of Congress.

Abigail Van Gelder, who travels with the exhibit, says she hopes people will take something away from the exhibit.

"It's more than a learning experience. We hope to, really hope to inspire learning. Take something home. Take away from it that the Library of Congress is America's library and that these resources are here for you to explore and discover with."

The "Gateway to Knowledge" exhibit will be open Wednesday, October 27th at the Washington District Library on 380 North Wilmor Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.