Folger Shakespeare Library Selects Sites For First Folio Traveling Tour

By Maryann Yin 

shakespeareHave you ever seen one of William Shakespeare’s First Folios? To honor the 400th anniversary of The Bard’s death, the Folger Shakespeare Library will launch a traveling tour of these precious books.

A First Folio will be loaned out for displays in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Click here to view the full list of sites that will host this exhibit.

Here’s more from The Washington Post: “The express purpose of this program is to reach an audience beyond scholars — or billionaire collectors like Paul Allen, who bought a First Folio in 2001 for more than $6 million…Already two years in the making, the 2016 exhibit is a complex collaboration with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.”