Honoring Our Mayors: An Exhibition in honor of the City of College Station's 70th Birthday

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By: kbtxnews Email

An Exhibition in honor of the City of College Station’s 70th Birthday

“Honoring our Mayors”, an exhibition of photographs, original
documents and memorabilia, opened today at the College Station Conference Center, 1300 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas. The display features the twelve mayors from former Mayor John H. Binney to our current Mayor Ben White. The exhibition is in honor of College Station’s 70th birthday and will remain on display throughout 2009. Parts of the display will change as new documents and memorabilia are added periodically.

Exhibit Highlights:
• There have actually been 13 mayors, a baker's dozen, if you count Interim Mayor Fred Brison who served for three months between June and July, 1971.

• First mayor was John H. Binney, 1938-1939.

• Longest serving mayor was Ernest K. Langford who served for 24 years not including his three years on the City Council.

• Mayor Lynn McIlhaney was our first woman to serve as mayor. She served from 1996 -2002 in addition to serving 13 years, so far, on the City Council.

• Original documents in the display: Petition to incorporate, City Charter, city budgets from the early 40s, early annual reports.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Historic Preservation Committee and Project HOLD, a Historic Online Library Database. Check us out online at http://HOLD.cstx.gov.

For more information about the exhibit or volunteering with Project HOLD, contact Anne Boykin at 979.764.3491 or aboykin@cstx.gov .

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