Packard Campus Open House
The Packard Campus houses the Library of Congress' Recorded Sound and Moving Image collections and operates film, audio and video preservation laboratories. Culpeper locals, native Virginians, fans of the Library of Congress, film and music buffs, those fascinated by archives, or those interested in visiting this unique building are encouraged to come to this open house. Led by Packard Campus staff, the open house includes the option for guided walking tours that will take you through all three floors of the building. The tour is free but tickets through this Eventbrite page are required to be able to accommodate everyone. The tour takes approximately 60 minutes.
This year special attention will be given to the world of color. Many people are familiar with Technicolor films such as The Wizard of Oz (1939) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) but did you know that there are dozens of other color processes that have existed throughout motion picture history? Including during the silent era? And, while not traditionally thought of as being visual, the recorded sound medium has utilized and incorporated color in surprising methods. Emphasis will be given to some of these colorful collection items held at the Library of Congress Packard Campus during this year's open house.