A Morning at the Library of Congress: Three Back-to-Back Specialty Tours
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Join your Guild colleagues at the Library of Congress for a full morning of docent-led tours.

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
9:00 AM
Where: Library of Congress Jefferson Building
10 First Street SE
Washington, District of Columbia 
United States
Contact: Chris Bauer

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Join us at the Library of Congress for a full morning of docent-led tours.  This event will last three hours - 9:00am to 12 noon.

9:00am  Thomas Jefferson: The Man and His Ideas. This docent led tour focuses heavily on Thomas Jefferson, exploring his life, ideas, philosophy, and influence on the Library of Congress and the nation. The tour lasts approximately 45-60 minutes; (9:00am to 9:45am)


10:00am  Highlights Tour of the Jefferson Building will be led by docent and Guild member Amy Mierley. It will include a special visit to the Whittall Pavilion to view the artwork and musical instruments featured in the Music Division collection. The tour lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes. (10:am to 11:15am)


11:30am  Echoes of The Great War: American Experiences of World War I The U.S. officially entered World War I in April of 1917, but our support of the Allied Powers began much earlier. The stories of countless Americans in World War I -- General John J. Pershing, soldiers, nurses and Red Cross volunteers come to light in this major exhibition.  November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the war. This 30 minute tour focuses on the Echoes of World War I exhibition currently on view, led by LOC staff. (11:30 to noon)

Enter the Jefferson Building via the carriage entrance on the ground level located beneath the large exterior staircase. This is the entrance for reserved tours. Late arrivals should text Chris Bauer to locate the group.