The Upcountry History Museum is proud to host The Power of Children – Making a Difference, a traveling exhibition from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibition aspires to show the power that words, action, and voice can have even when we are faced with hatred, racism, and discrimination.
A most timely project, designed for a broad audience, this major exhibition tells the story of three amazing young people – Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White – who endured so much at a young age, but didn’t let discrimination and hate define them.
The exhibit, which chronicles their lives, is not only about their individual stories; it is also about the challenges faced by today’s children, things like bullying and standing up for another person or cause, even when it’s not the easiest thing to do. Intertwining the past with the present, visitors are challenged to reflect and find ways that they can make a difference.