Library to host poster exhibit

Published 10:59 pm Wednesday, June 20, 2007

By Staff
from staff reports
Brewton Public Library will host a Smithsonian Poster Exhibit celebrating the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the &#8220survey of the coast,” the predecessor of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
In recognition of this landmark 200th anniversary of the establishment of the survey of the coast, NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service have created the exhibit, &#8220From Sea to Shining Sea: 200 Years of Charting America's Coasts.”
In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson recognized the need to chart the coastal waters of this country as vital to the independence and prosperity of the economy and to the security of the nation. With his foresight, Jefferson compelled Congress to pass an act establishing the survey, which charted the nation's ports and waterways.
The poster exhibit contains 20 posters, which are illustrated with photos, charts and artwork from the survey's archives.
The exhibit will be on display at Brewton Public Library beginning Thursday during the library's regular hours.