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Date: Sep 01, 2010
Hofstra University Museum Presents “75 Stories for 75 Years” In Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Hofstra University
Exhibition Highlights 75 Stories from Hofstra University’s PastHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – “75 Stories for 75 Years” is an original exhibit, guest curated by Assistant Dean of Special Collections and Hofstra University Archivist Geri Solomon, which focuses on the history of the University and highlights 75 stories from the University’s past. This exhibition, on view from September 23, 2010 through February 4, 2011, tells the stories of William and Kate Hofstra, the University presidents, and Hofstra students, faculty and staff through the use of photographs, original documents, memorabilia and objects.
The exhibition is on view in the Hofstra University Museum’s David Filderman Gallery on the ninth floor of the Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, on Hofstra’s South Campus. A curator’s talk and reception will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 4 p.m. in the David Filderman Gallery.
Some of the stories highlighted in the exhibition are of Olive Plunkett ’39, the first editor of Hofstra University’s yearbook, Nexus; Hofstra University Board Member, William Shea, whom Shea Stadium was named for; singer-songwriter Eleanor Greenwich ’62 and past Hofstra University campus architect, Aymar Embury II.
“As a proud Hofstra alumna, it is particularly exciting to mount this exhibition which brings the rich and textured history of the University to life for others,” stated Hofstra University Museum Executive Director, Beth E. Levinthal. “This exhibit is filled with memorable moments that take us on an historic journey through the evolution of the University paying tribute to those who have left their indelible mark.”
For more information on the exhibit and associated public programs call (516) 463-5672 or visit the Hofstra University website at www.hofstra.edu/museum .
For more information on Hofstra's 75th Anniversary and for a calendar of events please visit www.hofstra.edu/75 .
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