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The Wangenheim Room

Past Events & Exhibits

Artist of Mist Image

Leaves of Gold: an Exhibit of Illuminated Manuscripts

August 10 - February 25, 2010
Wangenheim Room
Central Library

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Artist of Mist Image

Artist of Mist, Snow and Rain: Hiroshige and The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido

March 2 - June 2, 2009
Wangenheim Room
Central Library

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View the Exhibition Poster (PDF)

Mark Twain Autograph Image

Who Signed That?: Autographed and Inscribed Books from the Wangenheim Room Collection
June 2 - November 3, 2008
Wangenheim Room
Central Library

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View the Exhibition Poster (PDF)
July 2008 Library Connection Newsletter (PDF)
San Diego Magazine article: "Hangin' in the Wangenheim Room

Miniature book exhibit Image

Tiny Treasures: Traveling Miniature Book Exhibit
October 1 - November 1, 2008
1st Floor
Central Library

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Jill Hollingsworth and her mother Image

Make It New: SDSU Book Artists Studying with Michele Burgess Respond to the Wangenheim Room Collection
Ended May 8, 2008
Wangenheim Room
Central Library

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View the Exhibition Poster. (PDF)
May 2008 Library Connection Newsletter. (PDF)

Samuel Johnson Dictionary Image

A World of Words: Samuel Johnson, Noah Webster and Works that Shaped the English Language
Ended January 2008
Wangenheim Room
Central Library
This exhibit featured rare and fine dictionaries and encyclopedias including Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), Noah Webster's 1st edition of An American Dictionary of the English Language (1828) and the 11th edition of The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910-1911).

Book of Esther Image

Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit
Ended December 31, 2007
San Diego Natural History Museum
The Wangenheim Room loaned items to the San Diego Natural History Museum for the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. See some of the items that were loaned and read more about the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit.
View the Natural History Museum Press Release.

Vinegar Bible Image

Bibles and Devotional Books through the Ages: The 'Good Word' through the Printed Word
Ended September 15, 2007
Wangenheim Room
Bibles and devotional books in the Wangenheim holdings were part of this special exhibit.
Read the Press Release (PDF)
Library Connection Newsletter August 2007 (PDF)

Dr. Richard Lederer Image

Language, Laughter and Libraries
A reception and lecture to support the Wangenheim Room with Dr. Richard Lederer

To support the Wangenheim Room, best-selling author and linguist Dr. Richard Lederer visited on September 30, 2007 to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit entitled, A World of Words: Samuel Johnson, Noah Webster and works that shaped the English language.

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Read the Press Release (PDF)

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