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F17T5 Picturing Harrisonburg: Visions of a Shenandoah Valley City Since 1828

Picturing Harrisonburg: Visions of a Shenandoah Valley City Since 1828.

A collaboration between JMU's Institute for Visual Studies (IVS) and the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, the exhibition is the first of its kind to trace the history and transformation of Harrisonburg over the last two centuries. It includes more than 80 paintings, postcards, maps and photographs, many on display to the public for the first time.

IVS director David Ehrenpreis, is offering a sneak peek tour for LLI members on Sept. 5, before the official Opening Reception on Sept. 11. The exhibition contains five parts that are ordered chronologically, each focusing on a significant moment in Harrisonburg's history. Each part also features a distinct set of images, from the first hand-drawn plan of the town, completed in 1828, to the graphic designs and logos of the 21st century. The breadth of these visual materials show how various types of images create news ways of understanding the past and present, and of envisioning the future.

Limited to 25 participants.

There is no charge for this Ed-Venture.

Parking is available at Mason Street Deck on JMU's campus during gallery events.

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