“TOUCHING HISTORY

The Wisdom of the Ages Athenaeum

A Rare Book Exhibit

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An Extraordinary Educational Experience designed to put forth a body of ideas, moral habits and beliefs, conventions and customs of the past to bridge time itself, and to invite students, faculty, and the public alike to join in intellectual conversations.

August 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm
WVU Erickson Alumni Center
Nutting Gallery Room

Exhibit open August – September, 2014

The Remnant Trust makes available to the general public, a world class collection of manuscripts, 1st and early edition works, for use in original form. Collections of this magnitude and quality are found deep in the archives of prestigious institutions, under lock and key and accessible only to a privileged few. By contrast The Remnant Trust’s vision has always been to provide the opportunity for people to hold, examine, read and discuss the pieces of the collection.

Schedule of Events

CLICK HERE TO VIEW EVENT PROGRAM BOOKLET


Admittance for Schools and General Public

Beginning August 26 and ending September 20, 2014.

TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS
School students will be admitted to see the exhibit from 10:00 – 11:30am

TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and THURSDAYS
The General public will be admitted to see the exhibit from 4:00 – 6:00pm


Weekend Presentations

Sunday, August 24, 2014 – EXHIBIT OPENS
2:00-3:00pm
Presentations:
Sam Stack, Professor
Grammatical Institute of the English Language:An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking

3:15-4:00 – Reception
(Invited Guests Only) in Barnette BOG Rooms 110 – 111


Sunday, August 31, 2014
2:00 – 3:30pm – Exhibit open to public
Presentations:
Kate Staples, Associate Professor of History
The Magna Carta

Matt Vester, Associate Professor of History
Institutio Principis Christiani


Sunday, September 7, 2014
2:00 – 3:30pm – Exhibit open to public
Presentations:
Kenneth Fones-Wolf, Professor of History
Proceedings and Debates of the Virginia State Convention of 1829 – 1830

Jason Philips, Associate Professor of History
Emancipation Proclamation


Sunday, September 14, 2014
2:00 – 3:30pm – Exhibit open to public
Presentations:
Elizabeth Fones-Wolf, Professor of History
Gospel of Wealth

Krystal Frazier, Assistant Professor of History
Up from Slavery: An Autobiography


Contact Dr. Robert A. Waterson, director of the CDCE for additional information
at 304-293-3849 or email robert.waterson@mail.wvu.edu