This world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe is one of the key attractions at the Library. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.
"People often ask me, 'Did you have cosmetic surgery?' or 'Were you in some kind of accident?' Well, for the record, no and no, this is the face I was born with and this is the face I'll stay with, so quit gawkin' at me and accept me for who I am." 'Fish Man' to Boston Globe reporter, July 5th, 1959.