Past Exhibits

  • As the United States celebrated the 56th formal inauguration of a president, the smooth transition of power in this republic is notable.
  • Using programs, posters, photographs, uniforms and clothing, artifacts, audio recordings, publications, and other materials from Swem’s Special Collections Research Center, the exhibit provided a general overview of music at the College of William and Mary, with a major emphasis on student groups.
  • Book lovers who appreciate the glory of a beautifully-decorated binding will rejoice in Swem Library's new exhibit, featuring publishers' bindings.
  • Most people today know Moore’s enchanting tale of the mysterious Christmas Eve visitor, St. Nicholas. Moore, a noted theologian and biblical scholar, wrote this classic more than 180 years ago. Nancy H. Marshall started collecting Clement Clarke Moore’s poem, The Night Before Christmas, over 45 years ago. At first, she bought inexpensive editions to put in her children’s stockings and decorate her home during the Christmas holiday. As time passed, her collection became more comprehensive. She began to take every opportunity to acquire both the rare and scarce early editions and the more contemporary twentieth-century editions. While in retirement, she continues collecting today.
  • Swem Library at the College of William and Mary presents the exhibit, “From the ’Burg to Berlin and Beyond: World War II at Swem Library.” Using letters, diaries, posters, photographs, sheet music, and other materials from Swem’s Special Collections Research Center, the exhibit provides a general overview of the War, with a special emphasis on the College and Williamsburg. The first four sections of the exhibit are in the Marshall Gallery; the remainder are in the SCRC.
  • Earth Visions/Visiones Terrestres is an exhibit of original poetry and photography by W&M students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends.   Contributions bring into dialo