Bicentennial travel exhibit on display
Published 1:37 pm Wednesday, May 8, 2019
A ribbon cutting was held for the Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Travel Exhibit on May 2 at The Club in Atmore.
The exhibit, which has made its way through the state in each of the 67 counties, will be held at The Club in Atmore until May 23.
The exhibit is presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation with support from the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and Alabama Department of Archives and History. Each community that has hosted the exhibit has the opportunity to put their own local signature in the lead up to the celebration of the state’s 200th birthday, according to the bicentennial’s website.
Artifacts, storyboards, storytellers, festivals, vintage and antique photographs and so much more have greeted Making Alabama’s entrance. Additionally, Making Alabama will have panels depicting periods of Alabama’s history plus the people who played prominent roles in that history. Coupled with interactive computer tablets at each kiosk that let attendees delve deeper into those periods of history, visitors will grasp how the state came together.
The exhibit will be open Monday through Friday from noon until 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; and on Sun., May 5 and 19, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
For more information on the exhibit, contact Dana Vickery at 251-253-5485 or Herb Hackman with the Atmore Historical Society at 251-253-4214.