Past Exhibits

  • April 18, 2013 to October 17, 2013

    This exhibit provides a history of the College as seen through the eyes of its presidents.

  • Children playing, learning, and surviving during the Civil War

    April 17, 2013 to October 16, 2013

    Playing, learning and surviving during the Civil War: These are the stories of Charley, Willie, Nell, Lizzie and many others.

  • February 19, 2013 to August 23, 2013

    Whether things disappeared due to rivalry, thievery, or more mysterious reasons, someone cared enough to return them to the college, and many once lost treasures now make their home in Swem Library’s Special Collections Research Center.

  • The Federal Occupation of the Historic Triangle

    February 7, 2013 to August 21, 2013

    Although there were isolated incidents of arrests and bad feelings, the occupation of the Historic Triangle was neither cruel nor oppressive.

  • August 23, 2012 to July 14, 2013

    Posters and Programs from the William & Mary Choir and Women's Chorus, 1940s – Present

  • An Exhibit of Psychology Department Faculty Publications

    March 26, 2012 to April 30, 2013

    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.

  • The Wren Building Fire of 1862

    October 23, 2012 to April 17, 2013

    This exhibit features letters, reports, and images relating to the 1862 fire in the Wren Building.

  • The War of 1812 in Southeastern Virginia

    December 19, 2012 to April 14, 2013

    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.

  • October 22, 2012 to April 10, 2013

    This exhibit provides a history of William & Mary as seen through the eyes of its presidents.

  • October 23, 2012 to February 26, 2013

    In the early hours of February 8, 1859, the Wren Building went up in flames after a fire began in the north wing.