The Essential Tree
The theme of The Essential Tree spoke to us because we are featuring multiple tree-related exhibits this year, including Salient Features: Trees of Old Forests and Woodland Pastures and Stickwork at WKU. The Essential Tree explores the multifaceted role of trees in both our past and present.
The tree has played an important role in the history of the United States. Americans love and revere trees, while at the same time consuming them for a variety of purposes. This exhibit highlights the essentialness of trees, both for their natural beauty as well as their functionality. Exhibit items have been provided by the Kentucky Museum and the Department of Library Special Collections.
The Essential Tree will be on display in the Community Gallery from Friday, July 6th, 2018 to Saturday, December 15th, 2018.