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Crossroads: Change in Rural America Exhibit

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 9:00am until 7:00pm

This traveling Smithsonian exhibit that offers small towns a chance to look at their own paths and to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century. The exhibition will prompt discussions about what happened when America's rural population became a minority of the country's population and the ripple effects that occurred. (864) 427-7140. Free during library hours. Runs September 8, 2018 through  October 21, 2018. For more details about this event, please visit the website here.

Location Details:

300 East South St.
Union, SC 29379
Phone:
(864) 427-7140
Email:
reference@unionlibrary.org

Built in 1905 the Carnegie Library was the first library funded in the South Carolina with a grant from the Andrew Carnegie foundation. The Beaux Arts structure was designed by architects Wheeler and Runge who were responsible for the construction of numerous public buildings throughout the Carolinas and Georgia early in the twentieth century. The building features a copper dome, a defining feature of Wheeler and Runge design, interior and exterior columns, a stained glass ceiling and windows, and ornate architectural details. Named Library Journal's Best Small Library of the Year (2009) for service to the community and use of technology to improve services. Also a genealogical research documents covering Union County and the surrounding area. Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 9 am-7 pm; Wednesday and Friday: 9 am-6 pm; Saturday: 9 am-3 pm. No paid researchers.