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Windows through Time

Article Published: Dec. 5, 2013 | Modified: Dec. 5, 2013
Windows through Time

The late Mazie Jones Levenson is the subject of an exhibit at the Jones House in downtown Boone.

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The Jones House Community and Cultural Center, in partnership with Appalachian State University’s Department of History, presents the opening of the exhibit, “Windows through Time: Stories of King Street and Downtown Boone.”

The exhibit will open Friday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m., in conjunction with the First Friday Art Crawl.
The exhibit is designed and curated by public history graduate students at Appalachian State University under the guidance of Dr. Andrea Burns.

Divided into two galleries, one portion of this exhibit focuses on the life of Mazie Jones Levenson and the evolution of her namesake, the Jones House Community and Cultural Center. The second gallery showcases how many of King Street’s oldest buildings, such as the U.S. Post Office and the Farmer’s Hardware building, have been adapted to the changing needs of the community — even as others, such as the Daniel Boone Hotel, have been lost.

A corresponding display in the Plemmons Student Union on ASU’s campus also explores the numerous buildings in Boone that have been adaptively reused.

Featuring a wide range of unique photographs and other historical artifacts, the students who created “Windows through Time” hope to inspire audiences to engage in a conversation about downtown Boone’s past, its present and what its future might hold. “Windows through Time” is free to the public and will be on exhibit until mid-January 2014.

The Jones House is located at 604 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828) 262-4576.

Gallery Times

Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of The Mountain Times, featuring news items submitted by local galleries.

For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at ( or (828) 264-6397.

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