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Main Library Art Gallery

Presence of Place: Landscapes on Paper and Canvas

Katherine Thompson

November 2017

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Collections Display Cases 

Operation Crossroads: Post-War Nuclear Testing on the Bikini Atoll, 1946
Photographs and documents from the Wilbur Y. Walworth Collection

 
In the Special Collections display cases (outside of the Special Collections Room) you will find a new exhibit highlighting photographs and related materials donated to the library by the late Wilbur Walworth's wife, Vivian. These fascinating and powerful images were taken during the summer of 1946 when Mr. Walworth, as an electrical engineer and recent veteran, was invited to participate as a "civilian observer" in two nuclear tests being conducted on the Bikini Atoll.  Wilbur and Vivian Walworth, along with their five children, were residents of Conantu

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Fowler Branch Meeting Room Exhibit

Check back here for the next exhibit.

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Fowler Branch Display Case

The Library's Special Collections Department showcases archival materials in the Fowler Display Case on a regular basis.

On Display Now

"Up Assabet"; Henry on the North Branch

Quotes from the Journals of Henry David Thoreau

Images by Alfred Munroe and Alfred Hosmer

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Art Jury