Out of the Vault: Treasures from Your California State Library
Starting on Memorial Day weekend this year, the State Capitol Museum will be hosting a new exhibit, “Out of the Vault: Treasures from Your California State Library.” This exciting exhibit will showcase many extraordinary items from the magnificent collection of the California State Library (CSL). Visitors will have the opportunity to view rarely displayed items from these special collections of the Library. Drawing on the remarkable materials from the CSL, this exhibit will include many never-before-seen books, photographs, prints, artwork and other objects.
“Out of the Vault: Treasures from Your California State Library” will be open to the public from May 28, 2016 through April 23, 2017.The exhibit is open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm, (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays) and is free to the public.
“We feel safe in saying that there is no attraction at our State Capitol more worthy of the pride of our growing state than the State Library.” – Mining & Scientific Press, January 9, 1864
From the beginning of recorded history, libraries have served as the constant companion of civilization. From clay tablets of the Middle East to the bamboo scrolls of China and the bark books of Mexico, libraries and the collections they house have helped to define and shape the cultural achievements of humanity. Likewise, for a century and a half, the California State Library has made important contributions to the Golden State’s own, unique civilization.
“This is a website specifically for the “Out of the Vault: Treasures from Your California State Library” Exhibit which runs May 30, 2016 – April 23, 2017 at the California State Capitol Museum.