Photos captured during the life of the late-astronaut and U.S. Senator, John Glenn, are now on display throughout the first floor of the Roberta A. Smith Library at Muskingum University.
Linda Hatfield, the Reference Instruction Librarian at Muskingum, said she was pleased with the turnout for the opening-day event Feb. 20.
“It warms my heart that people wanted to come and see the display and pay homage to John Glenn,” said Hatfield. “He’s so important here on campus.”
Hatfield said that one of her favorite parts of the display was John and Annie Glenn’s wedding photos, which can be seen in the McCalmont Colloquium Center of the library.
“You don’t see couples that stay together that long and are that dedicated to each other,” said Hatfield. “It’s just remarkable, so those are probably my favorites.”
Prior to the event, Hatfield said she was excited for the community to come to the event and see the photos and memorabilia that were to be on display.
“I love being able to give the students the opportunity to learn more about [Glenn] and just be able to celebrate his life,” said Hatfield.
During the event, a video was played featuring some of Glenn’s most memorable moments and interviews throughout his lifetime. The video was created by Muskingum University senior, Marty Kurtz.
Muskingum President Susan S. Hasseler was also in attendance to pay homage to Glenn.
Refreshments such as drinks and cookies were offered for those who were in attendance.
Feb. 20 marked the 55th anniversary of Glenn’s first trip into space aboard Friendship 7 in 1962.
Hatfield said those who wish to see the display in the library can do so through Friday, April 7, the day in which Glenn will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
The display will be open to the public Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.