Cleveland Mayor Kevin Brooks, Bradley County Mayor Gary Davis, Museum Center Executive Director Lucy Rymer and former Bradley County Mayor Eddie Cartwright pose with former Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland (seated) in his Mayoral Office Exhibit at the Museum and Cultural Center @ 5ive Points
The content of the office of former Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland (1991-2018) is now an official exhibit in the Museum and Cultural Center in historic downtown Cleveland.
The office desk, computer telephone and all photos and awards on its walls have been replicated into a small office setting inside the exhibit hall.
Dedication and ribbon cutting will be held Saturday from 1-3 p.m. with numerous dignitaries expected to be on hand to open the exhibit. Mr. Rowland now holds the title of mayor emeritus and will be on hand for the dedication with a small program planned at 1:30 p.m.
Upon his retirement in 2018, his successor Mayor Kevon Brooks and members of the City Council voted to donate the content of his office which represents over three decades of public service and great moments in the city’s growth and progress through the years,
Executive Director Lucy Rymer said the public is invited to view the exhibit which is already being used for educational tours fir students and for tourists who visit from around the world.
Mayor Emeritus Rowland has been on hand for some of the classes that have toured. Each piece on the wall in the office as a story and he has delighted in sharing those with the students and visitors to our city. Each piece tells a story of the city’s progress and advancements.
The public is invited for refreshments and to see the Mayoral Office Exhibit, plus an elaborate quilt exhibit now being displayed in the exhibition center.