Library of Congress

Seeing the 2nd Inaugural

Seeing the 2nd Inaugural

Today's followup post is about my trip last week to the Library of Congress to see Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural on display - a special exhibition that lasted only from March 4th - 7th. It was quite a thrill. I took a brief video to commemorate the event.  

At the Library of Congress

At the Library of Congress

The Main Reading Room is the central chamber inside the Library of Congress’ Jefferson Building.  It is arguably the most beautiful study space in the world and 363 days out of the year it is closed off to the general public, accessible only to those who are conducting research.  On Presidents Day and Columbus Day, however, the great unwashed are allowed to enter in and explore.  Guess where I was yesterday afternoon.