Sanford Museum display tells Seminole State College’s 50-year history Free exhibit will continue through Aug. 31

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Sanford Museum display tells Seminole State College’s 50-year history Free exhibit will continue through Aug. 31 SANFORD, Fla. (June 2, 2015) -- The Seminole State College Library, in partnership with the City of Sanford, is presenting “Celebrating 50 Years of Changing Lives (1965-2015),” an exhibit at the Sanford Museum. The exhibit, through photos and memorabilia from the college’s archives, tells the story of Seminole State’s 50-year history. The exhibit is curated by Barbara Hilderbrand, manager of Library Technical Services, and Library Technical Assistants Alberto Valentin and David Spencer. “We are excited to partner with the City of Sanford on this historic exhibit,” says Erika Wayne, director of Seminole State libraries. “It’s fitting that the exhibit is in Downtown Sanford, as the idea for a public college was born there 50 years ago.” The exhibit continues through Aug. 31. The museum is located at 520 E. First St. in Sanford, and admission is free. For museum hours and more information, please visit: www.sanfordfl.gov or call 407.688.5198. Seminole State is celebrating its 50th anniversary with events throughout the year. For more information, please visit seminolestate.edu/50. Governor Haydon Burns signed legislation creating what would become Seminole State College on June 4, 1965. From Orange Grove to Alma Mater Seminole State College of Florida is celebrating 50 years of changing lives. The College opened as the first public college in the area in a former citrus grove. Today, Seminole State serves more than 30,000 students with campuses in Altamonte Springs, Heathrow, Oviedo and Sanford/Lake Mary. For more about the college, visit www.seminolestate.edu, like them on Facebook: facebook.com/seminolestate, and follow them on Twitter: @seminolestate.

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