February 6, 2017 – July 28, 2017

This Currier Library and Archives exhibition showcases volumes from our rare book collection. Explore Bibles adorned with locks of hair, seaweed pressed between poetry, photographs, news clippings and notes tucked amidst pages, and personal notations, such as underlines, arrows and highlights. These books tell us about their owners, giving us a more complex understanding of their stories and their alterations.

Image credit: Drawings of Japanese Plants, 1806. Image courtesy Currier Museum of Art Reference Library and Archives.