The Library of Congress will host a free day-long conference June 25 to celebrate the enduring legacies of three key events that shaped America’s knowledge-based democracy: passage of the Morrill Act, the founding of the National Academy of Sciences, and the founding of the Carnegie libraries. The conference is sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York, a grant-making foundation established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911.
Held in cooperation with the Association of Public Land Grant Universities and the National Academy of Sciences, the event will take place in the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium in the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, DC, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
For more information, point your browser to http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2012/12-124.html.