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The Meridian Star
Members of the “Prime Timers” group from Enterprise Baptist Church visited William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus on June 24. The group began their visit with a tour of the Clarence Dickinson Special Collection, located in Smith-Rouse Library.
The collection includes more than 5,000 books, manuscripts, recordings, art works and a piano belonging to concert organist Dr. Clarence Dickinson and his wife, also an organist, Dr. Helen A. Dickinson.
The Prime Timers then had the opportunity to browse through WCU’s Sarah Gillespie Museum of Art, which houses the most complete collection of art produced by Mississippians in the 20th century, according to a press release.
After exiting the gallery and learning a little more about the 600-pound “Carey Turns to the World” statue that was added to the campus in 2011, the group went on to tour the Center for Study of the Life and Work of William Carey, D.D., which is commonly known as The Carey Center.
Named for the “Father of Modern Missions” and the university’s namesake, the Center contains an extensive collection of books, medals, coins, art, maps, paintings, and other memorabilia all related to the life of 18th century English cobbler-linguist and missionary, William Carey.
The group from Enterprise concluded their tour with refreshments at the Donna Duck Wheeler Alumni House.
If a church or civic groups is interested in touring WCU, please call (601) 318-6524.