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Libraries Public (Kansas City, MO 64105-1702)
Henry Fortunato (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

Small Grants to Libraries: John Adams Unbound
Public Programs

$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2008 – 12/31/2012

John Adams Unbound: A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

"John Adams Unbound" is a traveling exhibition based upon a larger exhibition of the same name developed by the Boston Public Library. The exhibition uses the lens of John Adam's personal library of 3,500 volumes--deposited in the Boston Public Library in 1894--to reveal and examine for a national audience how the intellectual content and the historical context of Adams' reading reflected, shaped, and informed his world and revolutionary views. The story in the exhibition is that of a great man committed to a lifelong scholarly humanistic endeavor that profoundly influenced his beliefs and actions. The exhibition travels to 20 public and academic libraries; a planning seminar for librarians and related educational materials support the tour.