The R.T. Jones Memorial Library in Canton is hosting “Fox in a Box,” an interactive banner exhibit that focuses on how important events in the Fox Theatre’s timeline intersect with American history, the Civil Rights Movement, economics and the importance of communities.
Participants are challenged to think about how communities come together to share an experience and to protect what’s important to them.
Through a partnership between Georgia Public Library Service and the Fox Theatre Institute, 18 libraries statewide will welcome the exhibit into their communities. The exhibit is currently on display at the R.T. Jones Memorial Library for all patrons to enjoy through Friday, Sept. 13.
Leigh Burns, Director of the Fox Theatre Institute said, “The Fox Theatre Institute is excited to partner with the Georgia Public Library Service to bring “Fox in a Box” beyond the metro Atlanta area. To know that the interactive exhibit and the film have a reach within more of Georgia’s 159 counties helps us meet our goals to increase the awareness and sustainability of historic theatres and cultural centers beyond our own home here at the Fox. We are grateful for the opportunity and growing our partnership.”
The R.T. Jones Memorial Library is also holding education sessions for patrons using a history lesson provided by the Fox Theatre Institute. The lesson takes patrons on a “tour” of the Fox’s history using a slideshow, video and archival images. Two sessions will be held; one on Saturday at noon and one on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m.