Saturday, September 15, 2012

Join us for an afternoon of stories! GC Stories!

Frankie Johnson, class of '66,
 with student Elizabeth
Students in the Curatorial Studies have spent the past 5 weeks working on an exhibition related to Georgetown College's history, a project that has become a tradition in this course every fall.

LO (class of '92) with Dr. Decker,
Martha Hagan (class of '55), and student Maddy

The topic of Georgetown Stories was one of the proposed subjects of interest from last year's class. This year's class, in turn, will suggest a topic for next year's Curatorial students to research and exhibit.
Janie Hill M. Polk, class of '53, with Lynsey,
Elizabeth, and Kayleigh
For this exhibition, students in the course spent a week interviewing alumni from the 1950s through the 1970s (and one class of '92 gal!). They also conducted email and phone interviews, posing questions to alumni and friends of the college.
Flash and Carol Williams, class of '66,
with Lynsey and Kayleigh

For a preview, listen in on the closing moments with Carol and Flash Williams, class of '66, here:

In that recording you'll get a glimpse of GC and personal history: Flash's recollection of  U.S. history, changes in the landscape of the college, the beginnings of the radio station WRVG, their own choices as to making GC their college, and long-standing ties to the college that translated to their daughter coming to GC as well. 

From these stories, the students carved out narratives and paired these to objects from the college's Archives.

George Lusby, class of '58, with Cody,
Elizabeth, and Winston
Some of the stories that are told in the exhibition focus on activities; others focus on traditions. The commonality is that all stories relate to the people of Georgetown -- past and present.

Dave Forman, class of '72, with Maddy, Lynsey, and Kayleigh

We hope that you will stop by the Cochenour Gallery this Friday, September 21 from 12-2 pm for the opening reception of the exhibition. Students from the course will be on hand to answer questions and tell about their experience working in the archives, interviewing alumni, and installing the exhibition. 
Judy Apple, class of '65, with Elizabeth,
Catherine, Kayleigh, and Earl Grey

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