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Elon's quasquicentennial exhibit open in Center for the Arts

The exhibit highlighting milestones and people of Elon's 125-year history will be open in the Isabella Cannon Room through April 8.

Visitors browse the 125th Historical Exhibit on Nov. 4, 2013, during an opening reception.

Elon continues its quasquicentennial celebration with a special historical exhibit that will be open through April 8.

125th Anniversary Exhibit
9 a.m. - 6 p.m., March 10 - April 8
Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts
Admission: Free - open to the public

The exhibit, which was first on display during Homecoming Weekend, includes details about milestones in Elon history, historic photos, a "then-and-now" campus map, an opportunity to leave messages describing what you love about Elon, and complete sets of the Elon 125th Anniversary history cards.

Much of the exhibit is based on the extensive research Troxler did for his upcoming book on Elon's history, "From a Grove of Oaks: The Story of Elon University." The book will be released March 11 as part of Elon's 2014 Founders Day commemoration.

Stories and photos for the 125th Anniversary Exhibit are organized around three themes: resilience, innovation and community. The exhibit includes photos of many prominent people and events in Elon's growth and development as well as a historic look at the buildings that have been part of campus over the past 125 years.

The exhibit highlights the milestones and people of Elon's 125-year history.

The 125th Anniversary Exhibit was produced through a partnership involving the Office of University Communications, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, and the Department of Art and Art History. Staff and faculty who collaborated on the exhibit included university archivist Katie Nash and her colleagues in Belk Library; University Communications staff members Holley Berry, Christopher Eyl, Keren Rivas, Dan Anderson and Tim Paulson; Ethan Moore, coordinator of the university's art collection; and historical consultants Nancy Midgette, Mary Wise, Gerry Francis and George Troxler.

Keren Rivas,
Staff
3/10/2014 9:10 AM