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.