Items will be on display at the History of Campbellsville University and City of Campbellsville exhibit at Homecoming Oct. 28.

By Ariel C. Emberton, student news writer, Office of University Communications

“Honoring the Past. Preparing for the Future.” The 2017 Homecoming festivities for Campbellsville University will be centered around this idea and what it represents.

On Oct. 28 Campbellsville University’s campus will be roaring with excitement as alumni, present and hopefully future students come together to celebrate and be a part of the Homecoming festivities, Darryl Peavler, director of alumni relations, said.

Along with the various activities taking place on campus, there is going to be a new addition this year. Phi Alpha Theta, in conjunction with university staff and the Taylor County Historical Society, will be putting together a history exhibit to showcase how Campbellsville University first began and her history thoughtout the years.

Beginning at 9 a.m. Oct. 28, the exhibit will be open in the Student Activity Center (SAC) on Campbellsville University’s campus. Photographs, clothing, Russell Creek Academy memorabilia and newspaper clippings dating back over the generations will be on display for the public’s viewing.

Gwynette Sullivan, president of the Taylor County Historical Society, is organizing a collection of items which will be used in the display. These items will give light to history involving the City of Campbellsville, which is celebrating her 200th birthday, and will expand beyond Campbellsville University.

The exhibit will involve a collection of items dating from the beginning of Russell Creek Academy through Campbellsville College until Campbellsville University today.

The exhibit will will be display until 2 p.m. and will combine both the city’s display and the university’s for 311 years of heritage.