traveling exhibitions

Forever Free in Ohio

period clothing from the Ohio State University Historic Textiles and Costumes on loan for the State Library of Ohio’s Forever Free exhibition


Freedom Riders

In May 2011, PBS will be premiering the film Freedom Riders. Featuring testimony from Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the Rides firsthand, the two-hour documentary is based on Raymond Arsenault’s book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice. As the Freedom Riders website notes:

Happy Thanksgiving!

For those in the United States, anyway. For the rest of you, Happy Week Like Any Other! In the spirit of the season, I thought I’d list a few things I’m thankful for:

Celebrate Great Jewish Artists

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced three new traveling exhibits focusing on Jewish artists who have contributed to the culture of America and the world through their lives and work. Public, academic and special libraries, including museum libraries and Jewish community centers are invited to apply by January 24, 2011, by visiting the traveling exhibitions’ homepage.

Pride and Passion at the Highland Park Public Library

Highland Park (Ill.) Public Library recently unveiled “Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience,” an exhibit organized by the American Library Association and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, to a standing-room-only-crowd. It was opening day at the library, and crowds were waiting outside for the doors to open.

What brought in the crowds?

Featured Library: Henderson County Public Library

On July 4, 2010, the United States of America celebrated the 234th anniversary of the Continental Congress’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Throughout the nation’s history, many notable politicians have worked diligently to maintain our independence and keep the peace. One of our most well-known presidents, Abraham Lincoln, spent much of his presidency trying to unite a divided nation. While dedicating the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Lincoln stated:

QA with Pat Chester, Traveling Exhibition Designer

"Pride & Passion: The African American Baseball Experience" exhibition panels


Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series of Q&A features highlighting contributors to ALA Public Programs Office traveling exhibitions.

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