A Head of its Time – Going at Sea

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Introductory panel in the bathroom
Introductory panel in the bathroom

As some people may have heard, we recently opened a new exhibition…in our bathrooms!  It’s called A Head of its Time and features a brief history on going at sea with the tag line of “You have to go…to see”.  And of course it can be found in all of the public restrooms in the museum, on the walls, stalls and even above urinals.  This was the brainchild of the Museum’s late President John Hightower who came up with the idea as a joke.  Others realized the potential of such an exhibition and our VP Anna Holloway took charge of making this into a reality.  The artwork for the panels was done by Walt Taylor, political cartoonist for The Virginian-Pilot newspaper.

Below are some of the images and facts found in this exhibition.   Read more