Library of Congress Rolls Into Staunton

By: Todd Corillo Email
By: Todd Corillo Email

A traveling exhibition from the Library of Congress rolled its way into Staunton on Tuesday.

"Gateway to Knowledge" is a modified 18-wheeled-tractor that brings exhibits from the Library of Congress to cities across the country.

Some of the features include exhibits on an early rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, the 1455 Gutenberg Bible and American comic books.

Docent Abigail Van Gelder travels with the "Gateway to Knowledge" and says it's an important tool for the Library of Congress to reach out to people all over the country.

"What we always say is that the Library of Congress is your library. It's America's library. The reason we have this tour going is because we want people to understand the resources at the Library of Congress are there for you to use," Van Gelder stated.

The exhibit will be open for one more day on Wednesday from 10:00a.m. until 6:00p.m. in the parking lot of Gypsy Hill Park.

Admission is free.


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