This unique special exhibit sponsored by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism and Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau will include the return of the original “On The Road” scroll. The scroll in its entirety stretches to 120 feet and is one of the most extraordinary and highly valued manuscripts in American literary history. It will be on loan from The Jim Irsay Collection. Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, has a renowned collection which includes historic and iconic artifacts from rock music, American history and pop culture. The 24-foot portion will be available for viewing along with archival books, writings, personal objects, and photographs including never-before-seen images of Jack Kerouac taken by fellow Beat Generation pioneer Allen Ginsberg. There will also be a collection of photographs by John Suiter.
More information about Kerouac here: https://jackkerouac.com/blogs/news/jack-kerouac-centennial-events