Exhibit of Foreign Gifts to the Town of Leesburg on Display at Douglass Community Center

The exhibit, curated by Thomas Balch Library staff, will be on display through August 7, 2017.

When representatives from communities in foreign countries visit Leesburg as part of international exchange programs, they often bring gifts from their home cities or countries. After being presented to Town officials, the gifts are added to the collections of the Thomas Balch Library.

Recently, Thomas Balch Library installed a new exhibit at Douglass Community Center (405 East Market Street) showcasing some of the gifts the Town of Leesburg has received from foreign nations.

“It has been really interesting to learn about all the connections the Town of Leesburg and Loudoun County have with cultures around the world,” says Thomas Balch Library’s intern Max Arlett. “The exhibit has pieces from six nations, including the Republic of Korea and Germany, and is designed to raise awareness of the diverse relationships the Town of Leesburg has fostered around the world.”

The research, design, and installation of the exhibit were completed with the assistance of Arlett and a previous library intern, Caroline Kessler. The exhibit will be on display until August 7, 2017.

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