I recently accompanied my daughter’s class to the Library of Congress. While I hoped we would learn about copyright and authorship, we learned about the building itself. I was not disappointed because the building is spectacular, full of details and very ornate. I highly recommend it. We also toured the exhibit on Jefferson’s original library.
The time, money, planning, and skill that went into the design and construction of the building demonstrate the significance and value that the founding father’s (very few women in the original Library of Congress statues and paintings) placed on intellectual property, research, and scholarship.