End of Summer Exhibits at the Center for Lifelong Learning

8-16-2013 2-30-55 PMThe Center for Lifelong Learning will be open this Friday, August 16, during the Summer Art Stroll and Singing on the Square. During the summer months, there are pretty exciting happenings on our Courthouse Square on a regular basis.

Also on Friday an exhibit of several bronze statues is opening at the Center, and I am sure you will want to come by to see those. If you cannot make it to the events this Friday, the bronzes will be on display for a couple of weeks.

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Our Undergrounds Coffee Shop will be open for the Art Stroll and Singing on the Square. The Coffee Shop will have our special lemonade and tropical punch slushes. Remember, this summer we also have the brownie sundae made with a brownie, ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate syrup. And we have a latte float with a latte coffee and ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Yum!

“The Many Faces of George Washington,” a national traveling exhibition that examines the multi-dimensional, real-life man behind the myth, opens at the Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning on September 16, 2013 for six weeks. Produced by George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, this exhibition presents the many different facets of Washington’s leadership through dazzling color graphics of paintings, photographs, and iconic objects from the Mount Vernon collections.

“The Many Faces of George Washington” looks at Washington’s leadership in the exhibition’s seven sections: Virginia Childhood, Risk Taker, Realistic Visionary, Wise Decision Maker, Impassioned Learner, Visionary Entrepreneur, and At Home at Mount Vernon. The exhibition has been made possible by a generous grant from the F.M. Kirby Foundation.

George Washington was the first American president, commander of the Continental Army, president of the Constitutional Convention, and gentleman planter, according to the information provided by Mount Vernon. The historical information provided says that Washington was passionate about farming and was innovative in breeding livestock, experimenting with crop rotation. He opened a grist mill, distillery, and commercial fishery.

This exhibit is something you will not want to miss. Mark your calendars today for a trip in to see it.
By: Wanda Campbell

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