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Explore Fermilab's Virtual Exhibits

Mar 25, 2020 09:19PM ● By Vincent Prisco

Source: Fermilab History and Archives

Batavia - While Fermilab is closed to the general public at this unfortunate time, the laboratory still offers three exhibits of intrigue as virtual tours.

From the Fermilab History and Archives Project, viewers can start with the Creation of a Laboratory Exhibit which provides an overview of Fermilab's origins. Visitors can view the text and photographs which originated from a display on the first floor of the campus' Wilson Hall back in 1999. 

The next exhibit features Native Americans on the Fermilab Lab Site. After August Mier of Batavia had recovered many ancient arrowheads off the land that would become the Fermilab site, the lab enlisted archaeologists to further excavate the area. Viewers can see photographs of the many artifacts recovered from the site, as well as read about the history and the archaeologists that surround them. 

Then view the Feynman Celebration Exhibit which delves into the history and work of theoretical physicist Richard P. Feynman. The virtual tour contains a list of all the items in the exhibit, digital images of many of the items, and information about additional resources on Feynman. 

Each of these online exhibits can be found along with more information at history.fnal.gov/exhibits_list.html.