To involve Polk County educators and students, Mrs. Mary Brewster-Nease, School Representative Chairman, Mrs. Louise Parker, Chairman of the Exhibit, and Ms. Susan Ridenour, Exhibition Committee, have visited area schools to disseminate information about the involvement of area students in the Exhibition.
Visits to the Museum by classrooms are being scheduled for students to view the exhibit. Students are also encouraged to share their own dreams of the future by participating in a special Youth Display of visual and literary arts that will coincide with “Yesterday’s Tomorrows.”
“The Smithsonian Exhibit shows how yesterday’s people of 50 or 100 years ago thought the world would be like by the year 2000,” said Mrs. Brewster-Nease.
“Students can use their imagination to ponder how the world will be like in the year 2050.”
Student entries to the Youth Display may be from a variety of media, including posters, drawings, sculpture, models, essays, poems, songs, computer art or their own personal method of self-expression.
Selected works will be displayed at the Museum.
Ms. Susan Ridenour, who has been working diligently with the School Representation Committee, commented, “Hopefully many of Polk County’s students will have an opportunity to visit the museum while this special exhibit is here.”
All details are coordinated with the policies of the Polk School District.
Mrs. Parker suggested, “Students wishing to exhibit are asked to check with their teachers for more information.”
“Yesterday’s Tomorrows” is an exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution, organized in cooperation with The Georgia Humanities Council, and supported through contributions of many area businesses and individuals.
For more information, contact The Polk County Historical Society, 205 S. College Street, Cedartown, or call 770-749-0073