A Celebration of Gifts

April 2008 – February 2009

Among the treasures exhibited to the public for the first time were items from the collection of the Institute’s founder, William Barton Rogers, original notebooks from Harold “Doc” Edgerton, a first edition of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, a book of illustrations from the 1553 volume Historiae animalium by Konrad Gesner, and items from the personal library of architect Charles Bulfinch.