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Special visitor for Fleming exhibit

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    President of Fleming College Tony Tilly, left, and Queen's Principal Daniel Woolf stand beside a bronze bust of Sir Sanford Fleming that is part of an exhibit at W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library.
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    Deirdre Bryden of Queen's Archive provides background on a display to curator Alvan Bregman, Fleming College President Tony Tilly and Queen's Principal Daniel Woolf, at W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library.
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    Curator Alvan Bregman discusses a bronze bust of Sir Sandford Fleming with Principal Daniel Woolf and Tony Tilly, president of Fleming College, during their visit Friday to the W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library .

The ongoing exhibition on the life of former Queen’s chancellor Sir Sandford Fleming at the W.D. Jordan Special Collections and Music Library received a special visitor on Friday, Aug. 28 from the community college named in his honour.

Tony Tilly, president of Sir Sandford Fleming College, visited the exhibition along with Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf and received a guided tour from curator Alvan Bregman and Deirdre Bryden of Queen’s University Archives.

The exhibition is being held to mark the 100th anniversary of Sir Sandford Fleming’s death. Among his many accomplishments – such as his work surveying large swathes of Canada, building the Canadian Pacific Railroad and developing Standard Time – Sir Sandford Fleming served as chancellor of Queen’s for 35 years, from 1880 until his death in 1915.

Fleming College has campuses located in Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg.