McWherter exhibit open
Posted: Friday, April 8, 2011 1:21 pm
The Messenger, April 8, 2011
DRESDEN (AP) — The Weakley County Library in Dresden will open on Sunday to allow mourners at former Gov. Ned McWherter’s memorial service to visit its exhibit on his life.
The library was built by McWherter and is located next door to his home, where the Sunday memorial service will take place on the front lawn.
Library asssistant director Carol Tippins told WCMT radio that the library was one of McWherter’s proudest projects.
She said that on the Friday before he died, McWherter made his annual donation to the library’s summer reading program for children.
The two-term Democratic governor and longtime House speaker died Monday of cancer at the age of 80.
The library exhibit traces McWherter’s life from childhood, through his tenure as governor and into his retirement.
Information from: WCMT-AM, http://www.wcmt.com/