I look to the diffusion of light and education as the resource most to be relied on for ameliorating the conditions, promoting the virtue and advancing the happiness of man.
Thomas Jefferson, 1822
This quote from one of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, is displayed above the fireplace in the Wachenheim Trustees Room on the second floor of the main library. Today, a copy of the Declaration of Independence written in Thomas Jefferson’s hand sits next to this fireplace. Today is the last day you can see this copy of the Declaration of Independence and an original copy of the Bill of Rights! You have until 4pm today (but must be on the line by 3!) to visit the Trustee’s Room and view these historic documents!