Exhibition Dates: February 25- July 29, 2011
In the dark recesses of Furman University's Special Collections and Archives, hidden from the eyes of Library visitors for years, lies a treasury of currency waiting to be discovered. Featuring ancient coins, Confederate bills, and currency from over 18 countries around the world, these specie represent donations from numerous coin collectors who generously donated their collections to Furman. Now, for the first time, Special Collections will make these treasures available for public perusal in our upcoming exhibition, "Cash, Coins & Collectors," which will highlight Furman's currency collections and the men and women who collected them.
The opening reception for the exhibit, which has received CLP approval, will feature lectures on the cultural and historical significance of coins and the art of coin collecting by Dr. Craig Caldwell, former Furman History professor, and Don Kilburg, donor of the Kilburg coin collection. We invite you to join us for the opening of this "rich" exhibit by coming to listen to these two numismatic experts while you munch on authentic Mediterranean cuisine. You may even join with the Special Collections Department by coming dressed to impress in your finest ancient apparel (i.e. togas)!