Maybe it's good timing or just coincidence, but the downtown library has the perfect attraction for history buffs who caught the John Adams bug watching last year's seven-part HBO miniseries on the second president. As part of the National Endowment for the Humanities' "We the People" initiative, the Nashville Public Library has been selected as one of 20 libraries to host "John Adams Unbound." The exhibit features Adams' collection of books--roughly 3,500 in all--complete with photo-reproductions of the countless annotations Adams made in their margins. Adams' notes--and the copious amount of subject matter he studied--prove that he just might have been our first presidential wonk. The exhibit is a rare glimpse into the private studies of one of the finest leaders our country has ever seen. Free.
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: May 16. Continues through June 25, 2009