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Limestone artifacts on display in on-campus exhibit

Winnie Davis Collage Web ThumbOn March 5th, Limestone College held an open house to showcase its new permanent display of College artifacts in the Winnie Davis Hall of History.

According to Limestone College Historian Dr. Patricia Hoskins, the items on display are ones that best represent the storied history of the College.

"Included in our collection are early writings by Limestone College founders Dr. Thomas Curtis and his son William, who were distinguished scholars from England. We also have a pipe owned by Dr. Lee Davis Lodge (President of Limestone from 1899-1923), as well as a mortar board owned by Robert C. Granberry (President of Limestone from 1923-1952)," she said.

There are also numerous items reflecting student life at Limestone throughout the years, including
• A charcoal drawing completed by a Limestone art student in 1850
• A wooden dumbbell that was used by Limestone Physical Education students in the 1930s
• Various items of clothing worn by Limestone students in the 1880s.

Also featured is a panel display created by The History Workshop in Charleston, SC, features photographs from throughout the College's history.

Serving as informal tour guides during the reception were

Jessica Mae Aguglia of Webster, NY
Kathleen Kyle Troutner of Annapolis, MD
Katie Farrell of Brooks, GA
Kacie Harris of Stanley, NY.

All four are Limestone History majors and members of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society.

 Winnie Davis Pipe
This pipe was owned by Dr. Lee. Davis Lodge, President of Limestone from 1899-1923.

Winnie Davis Chapel Hymnal
This Chapel Hymnal was used at Limestone in 1894.

Winnie Davis Dumb Bell
This wooden dumbbell was used in Limestone Physical Education classes during the 1930s.

Winnie Davis Charcoal Drawing
This charcoal drawing was completed by Anna Cornelia Willingham, a member of Limestone's charter class of 1850.

Winnie Davis Collage
Shown clockwise are: a hat and shoe worn by Caroline Drewzilla Southard during her graduation from Limestone in 1894, a "Rat' jacket worn by a Limestone freshman in 1960, a beanie or "Rat Hat" worn by freshmen in 1960, and a contemporay Limestone cheerleader uniform.Winnie Davis founding of Limestone
Made by The History Workshop in Charleston, SC, this displays illustrates the founding of Limestone College.

Winnie Davis wall winnie davis
Also made by The History Workshop, this display provides biographical information about Winnie Davis and the original campus itself.