The exhibit “Coins: Heads and Tales of History” is currently on view in Special Collections on the second floor of M.D. Anderson Library. Featuring ancient Greek and Roman coins that can enlighten us about the past, the exhibit was curated by Dr. Frank Holt’s history graduate students. Coins will run through Friday, December 14, 2007.
The new exhibit Leon Hale: A Texas Journey opens on March 1, 2007. Drawn from materials in the Leon Hale Papers, the exhibit traces the life and career of Hale, a journalist, essayist, and fiction writer best known for his folksy columns in the Houston Post and Houston Chronicle. The exhibit will be on view on the 1st and 2nd floors of M.D. Anderson Library through August 23, 2007.
Photos, posters, medals, and other artifacts from World War II are on display in an exhibit on the first floor of the Julia Ideson Building of Houston Public Library in downtown Houston.
Entitled Houstonians During World War II: A Tribute to the Greatest Generation, the exhibit includes rare archival photographs, colorful propaganda posters, memorabilia from the two Navy cruisers named USS Houston, ration coupons, medals (including a Nazi German Iron Cross), and Japanese occupation currency from Java and the Philippines. Persons depicted in the exhibit include famous Houstonians George H.W. Bush and Oveta Culp Hobby.
Viewing hours for this free exhibit are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The library is at 500 McKinney, at the corner of McKinney and Smith Streets downtown. The exhibit will be on display through March 4, 2007.
Did you miss seeing the recent exhibition Ghosts in the Books, held at the Museum of Printing History? You now have a second chance to learn about how the former owners of books speak to us, as described by UH faculty member and Engines of Our Ingenuity radio host Dr. John Lienhard. A small selection of works from Ghosts in the Books will be on display through February 16th, 2007 on the second floor of M.D. Anderson Library, just at the top of the staircase.