Browse current exhibits on display in Musselman Library.
Past exhibits are available by year.
Library Stair Tower
In the summer of 2016, Musselman Library launched the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship, an immersive, two-month, paid internship for Gettysburg College students.
Each fellow, with the help of a librarian partner, designed their own project and learned how to use digital tools to conduct their research and communicate their findings.
This exhibit, in the main stair tower of Musselman Library, showcases the individual projects of the summer 2021 fellows and provides a window into the DSSF experience!
Alternatively, view the exhibit online via this PDF link.
Photographs by Sgt. Burdette J. Marker
Staff Photographer, 71st Division, U.S. Army
After encountering a collection of negatives by Burdette Marker in a photography class taught by Gettysburg College instructor Brent Blair, Philip Pane ’17 received a research stipend to further investigate the history of the images. Sgt. Marker’s photos have a different perspective from other front-line photographers with many of his shots portraying the civilian side of the war, such as the above photo titled, "Dogs of War." This Majestic Gallery exhibit reveals life after the German surrender and the importance of photography in the study of history.
The images below, titled "Youth Baseball" and "Playtime," show the civilian life of children during that time period.
The exhibit runs now through February 2022.
Library Apse, Main Level
Explore the artwork of First Nations artist, Carl Beam, exhibited in Musselman Library, main level apse.
Beam was one of Canada’s most ground-breaking Indigenous artists and the first contemporary Indigenous artist whose work was acquired by the National Gallery of Canada.*
From 1989 to 1992, Beam created a series of juxtaposed images called The Columbus Suite that intentionally coincided with the 500th anniversary of Columbus arriving in the Americas. These juxtapositions address the legacy of European colonization in the Americas, personal and tribal references, and treatment of the environment.
The works will be exhibited now through June 2022.
"Sitting Bull and Whale"
etching on Arches paper
Gettysburg College Fine Arts Collection
*Southcott, Mary E., "Carl Beam". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published December 20, 2011; Last Edited January 27, 2021. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/carl-beam
Library Main Level
Humans have been gazing upon the stars since ancient times. Musselman Library’s Stargazing exhibit takes you from Mayan astronomers in 3114 BCE, to Gettysburg College’s first observatory and guest registry of 1874, to the present day selection of Special Collections “heavenly” rare books, many formerly in the collection of Laurence Marschall, Professor of Physics, Emeritus. The Stargazing exhibit, located in five display cases on the main level by the Browsing Room, will be available to view now through June 2022.
Past ExhibitsView past exhibits by year