A photo of multiple historic documents (written in calligraphy) scattered about.

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November 13, 2016 is the last day that Treasures from the Vault will be on display. The exhibit can be viewed at the Morgan Library and Museum and is a collection of historical documents and literary manuscripts.

Highlights include letters written by George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Additional features include musical scores written by some of history’s greatest composers. But perhaps most compelling is John Pierpont Morgan’s largest copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio.

For those who don’t know, the Morgan Library and Museum was established in honor of John Pierpont Morgan. Although he died in 1913, you may recognize the abbreviation “J.P. Morgan” in connection with Chase Bank.

Indeed, John Pierpont Morgan was an eminent financier in his time. Due to his extravagant wealth, he was able to collect a variety of highly prized written works. Now, those works are available for the world to see at the Morgan Library and Museum located in New York.

Even in the year 2016, the Morgan Library and Museum continues to acquire rare artifacts through purchases and generous donations. The building itself has evolved to become a jaw-dropping architectural beauty.

Mr. Morgan’s library is by far the most gorgeous room in the entire complex. The ultra high ceiling, decorated with biblical paintings, resemble something out of a fairly-tale. In fact, it’s almost reminiscent of the library featured in Beauty and the Beast.

Thousands upon thousands of books are stacked neatly alongside one another, comprising three floors worth of publications. Adorned with a giant exotic rug, the room allows visitors to catch of glimpse of early 20th century nobility. To view a photo of the library, click here.

Although admission is a bit pricey, it’s still worth going to see. Prices are set at $20 for adults, $13 for seniors (ages 65+), and $13 for students (with current ID). Children 12 and under are free so long as they are accompanied by an adult.