OK, I have SO MUCH material to share with you about my visit to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C., but we'll just start with an overview of WHAT, exactly, the Folger Shakespeare Library is.
Visiting the Folger Shakespeare Library is TOTALLY FREE, as the Folgers gifted it to the public. There is a gift shop, though, stocked with all sorts of awesome Shakespeare stuff, so you're not liable to escape unscathed. There are different Shakespeare exhibits rotating through the Great Hall, so there's always something new to see.
There are several books about the Folgers' collecting adventures, but the only one I've read so far is The Millionaire and the Bard, by Andrea Mays. I recommend it.
Here are just a few of the VERY MANY photos I took at the Folger:
Tune in again on Thursday for a SUPER SECRET* trip into the famous vaults of the Folger!
(*may not actually be super secret)