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The Library's new exhibitions interface features dozens of exhibitions from the mid 1990s to the present. Check back as new exhibitions are added and past exhibitions are updated and republished.

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    Spotlight: Landmarks of American Nature writing from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley

    The Catalogue of an exhibition of rare books, manuscripts,maps, engravings, and photographs related to the literature of nature written about western Virginia from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, this exhibition is based on the research for The Height of Our Mountains: Nature Writing from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley, much of which took place in the Special Collections Department of Alderman Library.