Four current exhibitions at the Library of Congress

Current Exhibitions

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Tells the story of the seventy-two-year campaign for women’s suffrage. Considered the largest reform movement in American history, its participants believed that securing the vote was essential to achieving women’s economic, social, and political equality. For years, determined women organized, lobbied, paraded, petitioned, lectured, picketed, and faced imprisonment. Their collective story is one of courage, perseverance, savvy, creativity, and hope that continues to inspire activists today.

Baseball Americana

Explores baseball’s roots, its changing traditions, and the game today through a collection of items that cannot be found anywhere else.

Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times

Thematically pairs Herblock’s political cartoons with artists’ prints, drawings, and posters. These juxtapositions underscore how various artists across time and place can be kindred spirits in expressing concerns about the world they inhabit.

Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has generously placed his copy of the map at the Library.

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.

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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.

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