KU Libraries sesquicentennial exhibition opens Sept. 17

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The University of Kansas Libraries will host an exhibition in Watson Library’s Haricombe Gallery to commemorate the university’s sesquicentennial. “KU 150: Celebrating 150 years of leadership, scholarship and tradition at the University of Kansas” will highlight 150 years of creative scholarship, leadership and tradition generated by the KU community.

The opening reception, held in Watson Library Three West on September 17, will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by a presentation on KU traditions by KU Professor James Carothers at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public; those who plan to attend should RSVP to Nathan Chamberlain at 785-864-3601 or natech@ku.edu.

“KU Libraries are honored to join the KU150 celebration,” says Sarah Goodwin Thiel, KU Libraries’ community engagement librarian and exhibits program coordinator. “The Haricombe Gallery exhibition will begin to uncover the rich and diverse contributions made to the university throughout its long history. By showcasing campus individuals, resources, collections and events, we hope to pique the interest of our visitors and urge them to learn more about their beloved university.”

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