Gallery Exhibit to Recall Institution’s History

  • Published September 24, 2009
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The Gallery at Penn College will showcase photos from the institution's rich history, including this 1949 look at a Williamsport Technical Institute open house, from Oct. 6 to Nov. 8.The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library, will host “Were You There? The Evolution of a College Campus” from Oct. 6 to Nov. 8.

The exhibit a collection of photographs and artifacts from the Penn College Archives will take viewers on a journey through the institution’s rich history, from the inception of adult classes at the Williamsport High School in 1914, through its evolution into Williamsport Technical Institute, Williamsport Area Community College and present-day Penn College.

Images depict the many aspects of campus life that have remained constant through time while providing a glimpse of people, places and events long relegated to the annals of history.

Viewers are encouraged to “write on the wall” and leave comments about photos or scenes in which they were involved as participants or observers.

An opening reception for the exhibit will take place in the gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 9, during the college’s Homecoming Weekend.

Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will be closed Oct. 17-18 in conjunction with the college’s Fall Break. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

“Were You There?” is part of the college’s Penn College Proud Showcase. The annual showcase features artwork or personal collections of members of the Penn College, Williamsport Area Community College and Williamsport Technical Institute family, including alumni, faculty and staff, and retirees.

For more about this exhibit and The Gallery at Penn College, visit online , e-mail or call 570-320-2445.

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Penn College is a special mission affiliate of Penn State