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UWF Historic Trust presents nationally touring exhibition, The Power of Children: Making a Difference

The University of West Florida Historic Trust presents “The Power of Children: Making a Difference,” a new exhibition opening Nov. 10 at the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum. Explore the lives of Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges and Ryan White—three children whose lives offer lessons about overcoming obstacles to make a positive difference in the world. The exhibit will run until Jan. 7, 2017.

The Power of Children encourages children and families to explore issues of isolation, fear and prejudice by giving a personal face to three major issues of the 20th century: the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Movement and the AIDS epidemic. Through audio-visual presentations, original artifacts and hands-on interactive displays, visitors will get to know each child’s story and experience where each child felt safe through immersive environments.

The exhibit aspires to show the power in which words, actions and voice can have when people are faced with hatred, racism and discrimination. At the exhibition’s end, visitors are challenged to find ways that they can make a difference.

Organized by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, The Power of Children has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and toured nationally by Mid-America Arts Alliance.

The material in the exhibit is serious in nature and recommended for children 8 and older. For more information, visit or contact Wanda Edwards at or 850.595.5840 ext. 105.