Ort Library Presents New Displays for February 2015
The first display, located on the 3rd floor near the entrance, celebrates Black History Month with a remembrance of Brownsville – An African American community in Frostburg. Read about the residents of Brownsville as well as view aerial photographs and materials from many sources.
The second display, located on the 3rd floor near room 318, highlights the discovery of Pluto in 1930. Although it was first designated as a planet when first discovered, since 2006, it has been designated a dwarf planet. The display highlights the history of the discovery of Pluto.
The third display, located on the 4th floor, highlights the sinking of the USS Maine in the Havana harbor in February 1898. The sinking of the USS Maine was one of the many factors that led to the Spanish-American War in 1898. The display highlights some of the resources the library has to offer on the Spanish-American War.
The fourth display, located on the 5th floor, highlights Reggae Music and Bob Marley. Reggae music originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. Learn more about Marley and the music he performed throughout the world.