Sitting in a small, clear display case secured to a gray gallery wall is the fountain pen used by President John F. Kennedy to make Sir Winston Churchill an honorary United States citizen. It isn’t in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. or the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Michigan. It’s a traveling exhibit at Hillsdale College’s own Daughtrey Gallery at the Sage Center for The Arts.
With regular performances of renowned plays such as “Much Ado About Nothing” and “The Eumenides” and rotating art exhibits such as the “Art of Winston Churchill,” students and locals don’t need to travel to Jackson or Jonesville for great live theater.
The best part, the works of art and acting performances are done by fellow students and professors. It’s easy to break the fourth wall when the actor is a classmate.