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What was Thomas Jefferson Thinking?

In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson declared that every American has the right to the pursuit of happiness. [hap-ee-nis]definitions explores how each of us defines what it means to be happy.

Curated by Sara Fieldholtz Portraits by Steve Vorderman

Exhibit Talk Series

Thursdays 6:45pm to 7:45pm in the Globe Room

September 30: The exhibit's curator, Sara Fieldholtz, shares her efforts to bring a better understanding to our unalienable right to the "pursuit of happiness." 

happiness declared
October 7: Huntington University History Professor, Dr. Jeffrey Webb, explores the intent of including "the pursuit of happiness" in the Declaration of Independence. 

your happy place
October 14: Principal of MKM Architecture + Design Zach Benedict, explores how our happiness may be affected by how and where we live

happiness as muse
October 21: Creator of the syndicated radio program Folktales, Julia Meek, hares how happiness is a universal theme in music from around the globe. 

Special Events: From 1 to 3pm on October 2 and 16, you can see the exhibit and record your own definition of happiness. 


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