This Medal Is Your Medal

By: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum on July 6th

An invitation and thank you; let’s celebrate! Drop in – rain or shine – during the 2017 National Medal Community Celebration, Thurs., August 3, 4-7 pm, indoors at the Woodson Art Museum. This party will feature refreshments, the John Greiner Jazz Trio, an interactive comment wall, and photo opportunities for all to sport National Medal replicas and celebrate your role on the winning team! 

Watch this 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service video, below, by HISTORY, published July 25, 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, with the comment that “this year’s winners represent exemplary standards in service to America’s diverse communities.” See the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum featured at the 6:09-minute mark.

See a 2017 National Medal feature story on the IMLS website.

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum receives a 2017 National Medal during a July 17 ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Museum director Kathy Kelsey Foley (second from right) and volunteer, nominator, and community member Linda Haney (second from left) receive the medal from the director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Dr. Kathyrn K. Matthew (left), and special guest, journalist, and author Cokie Roberts (right). Photo by Gediyon Kifle


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