Alabama Bicentennial Exhibit open every day until July 27

The Making Alabama Exhibit features interactive displays that mark major events that occurred throughout the state as well as displays that were set up by local organizations and individuals to represent Lawrence County. 

The Making Alabama Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit, which opened at the historic Moulton Middle School gym on July 8, remains open until Saturday, July 27, at 5 p.m.

The exhibit presented by The Alabama Humanities Foundation features interactive displays commemorating key events in Alabama history. 

Each of the 67 counties in Alabama will have hosted the traveling exhibit by December this year, according to the Making Alabama website. Each host is encouraged to incorporate exhibits and displays of their own to highlight historic events specific to their communities. 

Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Craig Johnston, who organized the layout for Lawrence County’s exhibit, said more than 10 displays unique to the county have been added to the state exhibit.

“There are some new exhibits that have arrived since the opening,” Johnston said. “We’re still getting amazing attendance every day.”

Johnston reminds the community that the exhibit is open on the weekends. He encourages families to visit Moulton Middle School gym on Saturday and Sunday before the temporary museum moves on to another county next month.

According to the Making Alabama online schedule, in August, the exhibit will travel to the Greene County seat of Eutaw, and to the Shelby County Arts Council Complex in Columbiana.

Lawrence County exhibits include displays from the Jesse Owens Museum, the Courtland Heritage Museum and Historic Downtown Courtland, Pond Spring, Wild South, the Lawrence County Archives, Oakville Indian Mounds and Education Center, Old Bethel Baptist Church, Town Creek and the former Hazlewood High School, the Lawrence County History and Preservation Society and more. 

The displays are made up of historic artifacts, storyboards, antique photographs and interactive kiosks that help retell the histories of Alabama and the histories of Lawrence County. 

The exhibit will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until July 27.

For more information about the Making Alabama Bicentennial Exhibit, visit www.makingalabama.org.

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