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Special Collections Exhibition: “The ’20s are Back at Bridgewater”

April 19 , 8:00 am October 3 , 6:00 pm

A 1960s photograph of the Bridgewater College class of 1922. They are seated and the image is not in color
A group portrait of the Bridgewater College class of 1925, circa 1922.

AT A GLANCE
BC Special Collections Exhibition: “The ’20s are Back at Bridgewater”
What: A showcase of 1920s BC artifacts compared to their modern-day counterparts.
When: On display April 19-Oct. 3, 2022.
Where: Lower level of the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons
Hours: The exhibition is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For information on summer hours and holiday closures, visit libguides.bridgewater.edu.

Bridgewater College Special Collections will exhibit “The ’20s are Back at Bridgewater,” a showcase of 1920s BC artifacts compared to their modern-day counterparts, from April 19 through Oct. 3. The exhibition will be on display on the lower level of the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons on the College’s campus.

Through photographs, artifacts and archival memorabilia from the 1920s and today, visitors are encouraged to ask themselves the questions, “Were the ’20s really roaring at Bridgewater College?” and, “How has BC student life changed from the 1920s to today?”

The exhibition is curated by Stephanie S. Gardner, Special Collections Librarian, and Savannah Scott ‘23. The exhibition features historic materials from the Newlen-Bradford Special Collections and the Reuel B. Pritchett Museum Collection, with contemporary components provided by lenders and donors across campus.

In conjunction with the exhibition, FLC Circulation Supervisor Sylvia Jones curated a display of available books and DVDs set in and featuring the 1920s. The display can be found on the FLC’s main floor near the services desk.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The gallery is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For information on summer hours and holiday closures, visit libguides.bridgewater.edu.

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