100 Objects + Mr. Jefferson's Telescope: Exhibition Opening and Book Launch Celebration

You're invited to celebrate the opening of the Bicentennial exhibition The University of Virginia in 100 Objects in the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library and the launch of the book on which the exhibition is based, Mr. Jefferson's Telescope: The History of the University of Virginia in 100 Objects (UVA Press, 2017). View the exhibition in Harrison/Small and over a dozen sites across Grounds, meet the author of Mr. Jefferson's Telescope, and enjoy a delicious spread from Red Hub Food Co. with a cash bar. Curator Molly Schwartzburg will provide an introduction to the exhibition at 6:00p.m. and author Brendan Wolfe will discuss Mr. Jefferson's Telescope at 6:15p.m in the Harrison/Small auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

About the exhibition: Featuring artifacts from the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, other university entities, and private collections, The University of Virginia in 100 Objects commemorates UVA’s Bicentennial. The one hundred artifacts included represent moments from two centuries of UVA history in an exhibition that ranges across space as well as time--you can find seventy-nine objects in the galleries of the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, and twenty-one more may be found at sixteen satellite sites around Grounds.

About the book: Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope begins with the years leading up to the University's 1819 founding and continues to the triumphs and challenges of the present day, each entry joining a full-color image with an engaging description that both stands alone and contributes to an engrossing larger narrative about how the school has evolved over time.