Exhibits News: Public History Posters and Charles Taylor

We have a couple of items of exhibits news to share with you:

For the next couple of weeks, some of our Public History students’ work will be on display on the fourth floor of Dunbar Library, to the left of our entrance:

Public History Symposium posters on display on the 4th floor of Dunbar Library, April 2014

Public History Symposium posters on display on the 4th floor of Dunbar Library, April 2014

These posters, which highlight the students’ internships and capstone projects, were originally presented at the Public History Graduate Symposium on March 14. The poster topics, clockwise from upper right, include: the Woman’s Suffrage Association, reenacting the Battle of Gettysburg, the history of general stores, the Wrights’ mechanic Charles Taylor, and NY politician Al Smith.

Speaking of Charles Taylor, that brings us to our second bit of exhibits news. A sculpted bust of Charles Taylor has been a fixture in the triangular case near the stairwell on the first floor of the Dunbar Library since 2007.

The bust was sculpted by Virginia Krause Hess, and we wanted to recognize her for her wonderful contribution to the legacy of Charles Taylor. Therefore, we have added a photo of Virginia Hess to the exhibit case (click on the photos below to enlarge them):

You can stop by the first floor of the Dunbar Library to see the Charles Taylor bust and Virginia Hess photo anytime for the foreseeable future.

But, please visit us soon on the fourth floor if you want to see the Public History students’ posters! The poster exhibit will only last through the end of April, so that graduating students can take their posters with them when they leave us and also because we need to use our black exhibit board for another event at that time.

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