Past Exhibits

  • Posters and Programs from the William & Mary Choir and Women's Chorus, 1940s – Present
  • During the 1888-1889 academic year, William & Mary president Lyon G. Tyler taught the College’s first psychology course, which was then listed under the Department of Moral Science, Political Economy, and Civil Government. Today, there are approximately 30 faculty members, including visiting and adjunct professors, who teach more than 50 course sections and numerous labs. The publications selected for this exhibit show the varied research conducted by the department’s faculty.
  • This exhibit features letters, reports, and images relating to the 1862 fire in the Wren Building.
  • During the War of 1812, British soldiers carried out a series of raids throughout Southeastern Virginia from the relative safety of their ships. While their one foray onto land, the Battle of Craney Island, ended in defeat, the British were able to burn the city of Hampton and destroy property around Williamsburg. In letters, maps, and testimony those affected by the war tell their part of its larger narrative.
  • This exhibit provides a history of William & Mary as seen through the eyes of its presidents.
  • In the early hours of February 8, 1859, the Wren Building went up in flames after a fire began in the north wing.
  • This year’s exhibit features illustrated pages of fifteen different books, arranged so that together they feature the poem in its entirety—while at the same time showcasing the diversity of the collection’s many editions and adaptations.