Wednesday, September 7, 2011

John Adams Exhibit Activities THIS WEEK

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

Location Walker Library, 1st floor


**Opening reception
Thursday, August 25th at 10:30 a.m.
1st floor just past the elevators
Come see this exhibit before the students move back to campus.

**Speakers Panel
Tuesday, September 13th at 11:20 a.m.
1st floor just past the elevators

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.
1st floor just past the elevators
Elementary school kids get to meet our nation's second president!

**Print on the replica 18th century Printing Press

Thursday, September 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Walker Library Portico (in front of the Library, by the columns)
Print your own copy of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on the University’s replica 18th-century printing press

This is Constitution Week, check out all the events going on on campus.

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