Media Advisory: Terracotta warriors to be unveiled at Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library on Thursday

Posted: Tuesday, 11 April 2017

3 p.m., Thursday, April 13, Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library, Montgomery: Two terracotta warriors, given to the City of Montgomery in honor of Mayor Todd Strange by Troy University, will be unveiled at 3 p.m. on Thursday, during a ceremony at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library in Montgomery. The library is located at 245 High St. in downtown Montgomery.

Michael Briddell, director of public information and external affairs, will serve as emcee for the ceremony, which will also include: an invocation by Rev. Gary Burton, vice president of the Montgomery City-County Public Library Board of Trustees; welcoming comments by Dr. Katie Bell, president of the Montgomery City-County Public Library Board of Trustees; remarks from Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange and Elton Dean, chair of the Montgomery County Commission; the official presentation of the warriors by Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., chancellor of Troy University; and, remarks from Jaunita Owes, library director.

Created by internationally renowned artist Huo Bao Zhu of Xi’an, China, the statues are replicas of the warriors made around 210 B.C to guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. A permanent exhibit of 200 warriors is located at Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park on the Troy Campus.

Those wishing to cover the event are asked to be in place by 2:45 p.m. To coordinate coverage, please contact Andy Ellis at 334-268-9983 or by email at aellis@troy.edu.