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53rd National Convention C O V E R A G E Heritage & Archives Display Continues to Dazzle in Las Vegas JOURNAL Winter 2017 s17 The 53rd National Convention Heritage & Archives Museum, located in the Mandalay Bay Hotel exhibit hall, honored the Sorority’s Founders, Past National Presidents, and Dr. Paulette C. Walker for their vision and accomplishments. The display included the robes of each Past National President, Dr. Walker, and panels with information and photos illustrating key moments during their tenure. The Heritage & Archives exhibit also featured regional panels highlighting the elected leaders of the seven regions. The regional panels will be added to the archival area at the Sorority’s National Headquarters. Regional leadership can continue to send content to update their display. “The museum is a great opportunity for sorors to learn the history of the Sorority and to see artifacts up close,” said Soror Lula Morehouse, co-chair of the National Heritage and Archives Committee (2013- 2017). “During our 100-year celebration, the museum showcased three rooms of Delta’s history. Since then we have added different memorabilia to the reduced museum.” The Sorority’s properties and facilities director, Soror Garlenda Mc- Nair, and staff archivist, Soror Amber Willams, manage the process of transferring the artifacts for the exhibit. The Sorority works with a designer to put the concept together during each National Convention. “During the past four years, it has been a great opportunity to cochair this committee and provide resources and opportunities to sorors on how to preserve and collect their chapter’s history,” said Soror Morehouse. “Sorors are talking about their chapter’s history and what they have given back to the community.” s BY LIBRA WHITE National President Dr. Paulette C. Walker and First Vice President Beverly E. Smith pose with former South Atlantic Regional Director, Mary Sutton while viewing the South Atlantic Region display in the Heritage and Archives Exhibition. PHOTO BY SHARON FARMER The ceremonial robes of Past National Presidents the Honorable Frankie Freeman, Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey and Mona Humphries Bailey on display in President’s Corner. PHOTO BY DONNAMARIA JONES


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