Past Exhibits

  • Transnational Contexts, Meanings, and Legacies

    November 4, 2013 to May 4, 2014

    The Quebec Act was a response not to the misbehavior of unruly Bostonians, but rather to the challenges of governing the French, Catholic, and Amerindian inhabitants of the vast North American territories acquired by Britain in the Seven Years’ War.

  • International Competition and Community

    January 17, 2014 to March 31, 2014

    In celebration of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, we invite you to explore the ways in which competition and community have shaped past Games.

  • Student Poetry Inspired By Special Collections Materials

    September 20, 2013 to March 23, 2014

    This exhibit features student poetry inspired by items from the extensive holdings of Swem’s Special Collections.

  • Glenn Close’s lasting ties to the W&M community

    August 28, 2013 to March 2, 2014

    This exhibit examines Glenn Close’s enduring connections as a member of the Tribe through primary source documents in Swem Library’s Special Collections.

  • February 27, 2013 to January 20, 2014

    On the morning of January 20, 1983 an alarm was pulled to signal a fire in the Jefferson Hall dormitory.

  • featuring illustrations from the Nancy H. Marshall A Visit from St. Nicholas Collection

    December 6, 2013 to January 6, 2014

    Continuing our annual tradition, this year’s exhibit features lines from Moore’s poem describing St. Nicholas while showcasing the collection’s vibrant illustrations and diverse interpretations of his appearance.

  • August 24, 2013 to November 24, 2013

    This exhibit features student calligraphy from a recent W&M course on Chinese calligraphy and painting.

  • May 10, 2013 to November 10, 2013

    Conceived as a demonstration of American Cold War consensus, the Civil War centennial revealed how divided the country remained 100 years after Fort Sumter.

  • September 26, 2012 to October 31, 2013

    Experience the history of intercollegiate sports at the College of William & Mary through 20th century photographs.

  • February 4, 2013 to October 31, 2013

    Integration at William & Mary was not achieved simply with the acceptance of the first students of color; instead it has been a decades-long process.