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From D.C. to Kentucky: The History of the U.S. Senate Clerk's Desk

Scheduled public presentation was canceled,however, presentation is available on the Museum's YouTube.
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When contemplating the witnesses of history, humans are the first to come to mind, but what about the podiums they stood behind or the chairs they sat in? Olivia Bowers means to highlight the importance of the historical object through her research on the U.S. Senate Clerk’s Desk.

Bowers' research is available online in TopScholar.



Olivia Bowers



WKU student Olivia Bowers (2020, Art History & Studio Art) was drawn to the Museum after visiting with her family. While working with us, Olivia became fascinated with our Senate Desk. She stated, " I believe every piece of furniture has a story to tell. I want to be the one to tell the desk's story."

Olivia's work was a Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis project executed in conjunction with funds from the Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE) Grant.



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