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6 In mid-January 2015 the New York Times published an ar- ticle titled A Girl Turns 150 and Fans Take Note. This of course is referring to Alice of Alices Adventures in Wonder- land fame and 150 the date since the well-known book Alices Adventures in Wonderland 1865 was written by Charles L. Dodgson better known to the world as Lewis Carroll. The story of Alices Adventures in Wonderland has become part of ev- eryones collective memory -- through books movies music or allusions to characters and places in the book i.e. down the rabbit hole the Mad Hatter Cheshire Cat grin etc. yet most of us do not know much about the back story of Alice and the man who brought her adventures to life. The Lewis Carroll So- ciety of North America LCSNA a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering study of the life and works of Carroll is planning major celebratory exhibitions and programs across the United States to commemorate this Alice 150 event. Locally we will be celebrating this important sesquicentennial by presenting a selection of objects from the more than 5000 items that make up the Lewis Carroll Collection of Victoria J. Sewell. Husband and wife team Victoria and Byron Sewell of Hurricane W.Va. have spent the past 30 years building an extensive Lewis Carroll collection. The exhibit curated by the Sewells will include first edition and signed books original drawings playbills photographs Alice books illustrated by various artists books in translation parodies of Alices Adventures in Wonderland and much more. The exhibition will be accompanied by an annotated catalogue from Evertype which will feature an introductory essay by Car- roll biographer Edward Wakeling who recently published a book titled Lewis Carroll The Man and His Circle and prefaced by the Sewells. A muchness of programming is planned in conjunction with the exhibit including a Mad Hatter Tea Party You can fol- low other Alice 150 events at or on Facebook Alice 150 Celebrating Wonderland. This exhibit is presented by HIMG. This exhibit is sponsored by Anonymous and the Huntington Mall Complex. HIMG PRESENTS May 30 - September 6 2015 Gallery Three The opening reception for this event takes place during the June Fourth Tuesday Tour on June 23 2015 at 7 p.m. The opening reception has a tea party theme and will include refreshments activities costumed characters and more. Admission is free. Saturday KidsArt will also feature a contest related to Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland on June 6 and June 13 with prizes presented on June 20 at 1 p.m. at the beginning of Saturday KidsArt which is generously sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital. Alice 150 Selections from the Lewis Carroll Collection of Victoria J. Sewell This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. John Tenniel British 1820-1914 Frontispiece illustration from Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll MacMillan Co. London 1869. Courtesy of the Victoria J. Sewell Lewis Carroll Collection. Photograph by Satish Bodepu.