Beginning January 26, 2019 and running to April 5, 2019, the Museum of the Albemarle will be displaying a traveling exhibit from the Newseum in Washington, D.C. entitled The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. The exhibit features 19 framed photographs, informational panels, recorded videos, and a scent station. Athlete Ronnie Lott, journalist Maria Shriver, environmentalist Erin Brockovich, artist David LaChapelle, fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, and author Amy Tan are some of the individuals included in the portraits.
Did you know that over 70 million baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) live in the United States? This active group of people are your community volunteers, new local business owners, and school testing proctors. Through portraits and recorded interviews, visitors can learn about the boomer generation. The exhibit shares the achievements and struggles of that generation and a comment station at the end allows visitors to leave their own recollections about Boomers!
On Saturday, January 26 beginning at 11 a.m. there will be a ribbon cutting followed by a reception of breakfast pastries, coffee, and juice. Visitors may take part in a game that many ‘Boomers’ enjoy - Bingo! A selection of small prizes may be selected by the winners. The games are free, but preregistration is requested. Please call 252-331-4054 to save your spot. Games begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. The film American Graffiti will be shown beginning at 1 p.m. Take a walk down memory lane and view this exciting exhibit and sign your name on the ‘Boomer Board of Honor’.
The exhibit was developed by the Newseum (newseum.org) in collaboration with AARP. The Newseum, located in Washington, D.C., an interactive museum serves to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. AARP (aarp.org) is the exclusive sponsor of The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders exhibit.
The exhibit is free and open to the general public.