Kennesaw State Announces Bentley Rare Book Museum Opening in April 2017

Kennesaw State University’s Department of Museums, Archives, and Rare Books has announced the Bentley Rare Book Museum, to open on April 22, 2017. The museum will be an evolution of the university’s Bentley Rare Book Gallery, which was established in 1986 as a result of a partnership between senior curator Robert B. Williams and Fred D. Bentley Sr., who donated a large number of 19th- and early 20th-century first editions as the gallery’s foundational collection. This new iteration is aimed to reach out to communities through increased programming, free admission, and rotating exhibitions.