April 9, 2009

As you might know, I’m in the greater D.C. area for the month of April. Today I am touring downtown, see if you can guess where.

Towards the end of the War of 1812 our U.S. Capitol was burned, as part of what is called The Burning of Washington in August 1814. Thomas Jefferson sold a private collection to the U.S. Government to help rebuild what had been destroyed of a particular section. Jefferson’s items and much, much more were moved to a new Italian Renaissance-style building in 1897, where it remains today. This building houses the world’s largest collection of this sort. There are two names for this building.

Where am I?

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Library of Congress – Thomas Jefferson Building

The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition, With Malice Toward None, is on display in the building. My favorite items in museums are the handwritten letters and notes. To read some of Lincolns sentiment in his own handwriting was captivating for me. Of course, his Inaugural Bible 1861, Barack Obama’s Inaugural Bible 2009 was one of the highlight antiquities.

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