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Library of Congress traveling exhibit coming to Willmar for two-day stint this week

WILLMAR -- The Library of Congress will be bringing its 18-wheeler, traveling exhibition to Willmar this week.

The exhibit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Willmar Fire Station.

The exhibit is free to the public.

The "Gateway to Knowledge" exhibition will bring high-quality facsimiles of many of the Library's top treasures and information about the millions of resources in the Library's unparalleled collections.

The trailer expands to three times its road width.

The exhibition will outline the history of the Library, including Thomas Jefferson's role in re-establishing the Library when he provided his personal book collection to the nation after the burning of the U.S. Capitol in 1814.