Atomic museum exhibit featured
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 1:12 pm
The Messenger 03.09.11
The “atomic age” represented both the great technological promise and the darkest fear to stalk America after World War II.
The marvel of nuclear power reflected both scientific achievement in the modern age and also unthinkable possibilities for waste and destruction. Unsurprisingly, both views were reflected in popular culture.
“The Life Atomic: Growing Up in the Shadow of the A-bomb” is an exhibit created by the Rogers Historical Museum in Arkansas and is currently exhibited in the gallery of the J. Houston Gordon Museum in the Paul Meek Library at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Using texts, images and objects from the time, visitors will be introduced to key issues of the Atomic Age and see how the atom shaped family and social life during the mid-20th Century.
The gallery for the J. Houston Gordon Museum is adjacent to the Corbitt Special Collections reading area, just off the atrium in the library. It is open to the public without charge weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.