Past Exhibits

  • Illustration detail of Santa riding a camel

    Printing Christmas in the Nineteenth Century

    This year’s exhibit considers the changing role of Christmas symbolism, including Moore’s poem, within the developing New York City publishing scene during the nineteenth century.
  • Illustration of people silhouetted in colors of the rainbow
    GSWS faculty confront existing ideological frameworks in which women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and other underrepresented groups are marginalized.
  • Three William & Mary women

    100 Years of Women in 20 Artifacts

    This exhibit highlights the history of W&M women through the artifacts they owned, created, and used during their time at the university.
  • Icon for Narrating Herstory

    Oral Histories Commemorating 100 Years of Coeducation at W&M

    Narrating Herstory is a dynamic exhibit featuring the complex, inspiring stories of women who experienced these inaugural years firsthand and who transformed campus for the generations to come.
  • Eleanor Harvey christens the SS William & Mary victory ship, 1945

    100 Years of Women at William & Mary

    Justly Belongs serves to commemorate William & Mary women and acknowledge the one hundred-year journey of making William & Mary their home.
  • Illustration of the word "type"

    Printing from the Fifteenth Century to Today

    In our digital age, it is sometimes easy to forget about the importance of printing in human history, particularly as many people now almost never hold a physical newspaper or book in their hands.
  • Circle divided into quadrants with illustrations for each season

    Selected Cookbooks from Swem Library's Special Collections

    Broadly centered on the theme of seasonality, this exhibit draws on a collection of cookbooks and recipe books housed in Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center to explore what individuals and communities ate, how they labored, and how they coped with centuries of changes in availability and access to foods.