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February 19, 2014

Emery Center’s traveling exhibit to highlight MLK Jr. room

Members of the community proved they want to see the Emery Center remain open when they came to its aid financially recently for needed repairs.

Now officials plan to have the Emery Center, a nonprofit multicultural center, be more visible in the community in hopes of continuing interest or sparking new interest.

A traveling exhibit from the center will be on display at the Mack Gaston Community Center in Dalton on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.

“We’re going to have some of the collections from each of the rooms on display,” said Dionna Reynolds, who serves on the Emery Center’s board of directors. “That will give them (individuals) a little bit of an overview of what they can expect to see (on a tour), and hopefully will strike some interest in the various aspects of history that impacted all of us.”

The traveling exhibit will highlight the Martin Luther King Jr. room, a military room and a room on slavery.

The center’s board members will be available to answer questions and talk with community members about what the center offers.

“We hope to encourage people to come out for tours,” Reynolds said.

Visitors can order a fundraising calendar for $15 during the event. The calendars feature photos on display at the center, as well as photos of tour groups.

Board members will accept donations as they continue their fundraising effort for much-needed maintenance and repairs at the center.

The building is owned by the city of Dalton, and city officials said if the center didn’t make repairs to the building it would have to close at the end of 2013. Because of the progress made with the fundraising effort, city officials have decided to let the center remain open and help them make the repairs.

“No amount is too small,” Reynolds said of donations. “We appreciate any donation, any interest and any time people want to spend volunteering.”

For more information, contact the center at (706) 277-7763 or visit emerycenter.org.

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