Events - Exhibits

Exhibit Reception, Saving Athens

Join us for a public reception in recognition of the new exhibit, "Saving Athens: Celebrating 50 Years of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation" on Wednesday, July 19th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the rotunda of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. This exhibition highlights the history and work of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation from its founding in 1967 to 2017. This display is one part of a larger series of events to be hosted throughout 2017 in celebration the 50th anniversary of this local preservation non-profit organization.

"From Georgia to California and Back: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Southern Gold Mining"

Dr. Drew Swanson, professor of history at Wright State University, will speak on "From Georgia to California and Back: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Southern Gold Miining" in conjunction with the exhibit "Gold-digging in Georgia: America’s First Gold Rush." A reception will follow.

This event is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. 

"Made in L.A.": Women's History Month Movie

MADE IN L.A. follows the remarkable journey of three Latina immigrants working in L.A.'s garment factories and their long battle to bring a major clothing retailer to the negotiating table. (via PBS.org)

Equality Under the Law: History of the Equal Rights Amendment, an exhibit on the history of the Equal Rights Amendment will be on display in the galleries of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library Jan. 19-May 12.