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Carnegie Library Exhibits

Posted December 05, 2012 in Community Web Exclusives, Perry


Please join us at the Carnegie Library Museum on Thursday, December 13th between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. for the opening of our new exhibit featuring three collections:

1.  Bill Wagner’s Churches Around the World: Pen and Ink Drawings
These beautiful pen and ink drawings were done by William J. Wagner during his years of travels around the world. Each drawing features a unique place of worship–from temples to the famous Cathedral of Notre Dame. Bill was one of the top pen and ink artists in the world. A resident of Dallas County, he is known as the father of historic preservation in Iowa. Hundreds of buildings throughout the state were saved through his efforts.
2.  Bill Wagner’s Christmas Cards: Pen and Ink Artwork
These pen and ink cards done by William J. Wagner were sent by him to his hundreds of friends and are unique works of art by themselves.
3.  Shirley Shoesmith’s 20th Century Christmas Cards
This incredible collection of 20th century Christmas Cards owned by Perry resident Shirley Shoesmith brings to life the holiday joy experienced by giving and receiving cards during this pre-digital time period.

Hope to see you during the opening, but please feel free to explore this unique exhibit any time the Carnegie Library Museum is open.

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