Past Exhibits

  • August 4, 2016 to November 30, 2016

    This exhibit features student artwork from Chinese calligraphy courses taught at William & Mary in MLL's Chinese Studies Program.

  • The Measure of a Family

    October 21, 2016 to November 30, 2016

    The Cabell Family Papers in Swem’s Special Collections Research Center include correspondence, publications, genealogical records, literary manuscripts, accounts and land transactions, dating from 1693 to 1958.

  • August 29, 2016 to November 2, 2016

    This year, William & Mary’s Earl Gregg Swem Library marks its 50th birthday. Taken from the University Archives Photograph Collection, the images in this exhibit show the planning, construction, and opening of Swem Library in 1966.

  • November 3, 2015 to October 31, 2016

    This exhibit features publications and research from current faculty members in the English Department.

  • A Glimpse into the Past and Present Archaeology of the College of William & Mary

    October 3, 2016 to October 31, 2016

    This exhibit is a photographic glimpse into the archaeology of the College of William and Mary over the last 70 years.

  • Up in Flames

    December 17, 2015 to June 30, 2016

    In the late seventeenth century, colleges usually built their library collections from donations, not college funds. The main donor for William & Mary’s first library was Francis Nicholson, the royal governor of Virginia, who gave over 200 volumes in 1698.

  • Artisan, Scholar, Soldier, Historian

    June 10, 2015 to June 12, 2016

    Featuring documents, photographs, and selected ceramic works from the Joseph Palin Thorley Papers in Swem Library’s Special Collections Research Center, this exhibit provides unique insights into the many facets of his life as an artisan, scholar, soldier, and historian.

  • William & Mary Athletics Display

    June 15, 2015 to June 12, 2016

    Tribe Pride: William & Mary Athletics Display uses photographs, artifacts, and publications housed in the University Archives to showcase history of intercollegiate sports at William & Mary.

  • Documenting the LGBTIQ Past in Virginia

    April 1, 2016 to April 28, 2016

    The William & Mary Mattachine LGBTIQ Research Project: Documenting the LGBTIQ Past in Virginia aims to better understand, chronicle, and preserve the history of LGBTIQ people in Virginia.

  • July 22, 2015 to March 31, 2016

    Over the course of a fifty-year career, Rev. Harris has served his community of Hopewell, Virginia, not only as a civil rights activist, but also as political official and religious leader.