A new exhibit that explores the evolution of campaigning for political office in Georgia opens today in the Russell Library Gallery. On the Stump: What Does it Take to Get Elected in Georgia? invites visitors to step into the shoes of a candidate and onto the campaign trail: from the initial decision to run, to crafting a strategy, winning the nomination, shaking hands, kissing babies, and everything in between.The display considers the social, cultural, and political history of a state in motion from 1900 until 2012.
The Russell Gallery is located inside the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries on the University of Georgia campus. The building is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The building is closed on the Saturdays of UGA home football games. Stop in to meet the changing cast of characters who have shaped and reshaped the style, strategy, and substance of political life and culture in Georgia!
Could your election season use a little non-partisan entertainment? If so, then plan to join us for Ready, Steady, Vote! a series of events inspired by our ongoing exhibit and spotlighting all things presidential during the 2016 election season. A combination of community forums, debate watch events, lectures and performances hosted with campus and community partners, Ready, Steady, Vote! is free and open to the public. For dates and descriptions visit http://www.rbrl.blogspot.com.