The Smithsonian Libraries collection offers valuable keys
to interpreting the past, understanding the present, and speculating
on the shape of the future. To bring visitors closer to the great
minds, historical events, and revolutionary ideas that live on in
the Libraries' collection, a series of public programs will be held
in conjunction with the Odyssey exhibition. Because the exhibition
runs for 18 months, public programs will be held at seasonal intervals.
Be sure to check our site regularly for updates:
and Winter Gallery Talks:
Gallery talks will be hosted by the Libraries book curators,
librarians, and staff, who work closely with the manuscripts and
volumes on display. A series of five lectures will be held at
noon. Specific dates will follow shortly.
Autumn Family Day:
Also in the fall, the Libraries will host a Saturday event specifically
for parents and children. It will feature a host of creative activities
and a reading by Mary
Pope Osborne, author of the Magic
Tree House series.
Teachers everywhere will find Smithsonian Libraries collections
useful in the classroom. This winter, Libraries staff will
spend an evening with educators to present the wide variety of
ways in which elements from the Smithsonian Libraries collections
and Web site can advance educational curriculums.
this site for further details about Odyssey related events!
National Museum of American History
First floor, West Wing
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20560-0154
are free and open to the public