In September of 2009, in anticipation of the 40th anniversary of May 4, the Kent State University Board of Trustees authorized the development of the Kent State May 4 Visitors Center on the Kent campus.
The goals of the May 4 Visitors Center are:
The May 4 Visitors Center will provide resources to the public, including a permanent exhibit located in Taylor Hall in the center of the historic site, a virtual visitors center and online educational exhibit, a multimedia, self-guided walking tour of the 18-acre historic site, and educational programs for student and public groups.
The May 4 Visitors Center will be an important resource for those interested in historical events and sites, students of many ages and their teachers, Kent State parents, families and alumni, and historians, researchers and journalists.
Kent State is working with one of the nation's foremost museum designers, Gallagher & Associates, to finalize the designs of the permanent exhibit.
Fundraising for the Kent State May 4 Visitors Center is now underway. Gift opportunities of all kinds are currently available. Pending on fundraising efforts, the hope is to have the center open in a few years. For more information on how you can build this important historical resource and be a part of history, contact Kent Stateâ€™s Institutional Advancement at 330-672-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org or donate online at www.givetokent.org.