Monday, August 8, 2011

John Adams Exhibit is here!

The Walker Library is one of only 20 libraries in the country picked to host John Adams: Unbound, a traveling exhibit funded by an NEH grant. John Adams Unbound explores Adams’ personal library – a collection of 3,500 books willed by Adams to the people of Massachusetts and deposited in the Boston Public Library in 1894. This remarkable collection of books provides first-hand insight into how John Adams shaped American history and how he was shaped through his lifelong dedication to reading and books.

Through photo-reproductions of these annotated volumes, viewers will witness one of our founding fathers wrestling with intellectual and political ideas at every stage in his long life – as a boy, university student, Boston lawyer, revolutionary, diplomat, President and citizen of the early American republic.

Exhibition Dates
August 17 through September 30, 2011

Walker Library, 1st floor

Opening reception -- Thursday, August 25th at 10:30 a.m. Come see this exhibit before the students move back to campus.

Speakers Panel -- Tuesday, September 13th at 11:20 a.m. The Legacy of John Adams: a panel of MTSU experts speak on John Adams and his lasting influence.

Community Event -- Wednesday, September 14th at 1:00 p.m. Elementary school kids get to meet our nation's second president! SORRY, THIS ONE IS ALREADY FULL!

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