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Pictures From The Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit


Alabama will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2019, and to celebrate there are exhibits traveling around Alabama called “Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit.”  In August, one of the stops for this exhibit was at the Public Library of Anniston / Calhoun County.  Until Tuesday August 28th, you have a chance to see this exhibit.

The exhibit features a lot of Alabama history, artifacts, and panels you can read about some very famous people in Alabama history.  There are several stations which features a time period in Alabama history.  Just swipe the tablets and you can learn about a lot of things about Alabama.  The exhibits will stop in all 67 counties before its grand finale in December 2019.

Presented by Alabama Humanities Foundation with support from Alabama Bicentennial Commission and Alabama Department of Archives and History, it is being met with local innovative exhibits and activities from host communities that have put their unmistakable signature on the 200th birthday of Alabama’s becoming a state.

Artifacts, storyboards, storytellers, festivals, vintage and antique photographs and so much more have greeted Making Alabama’s entrance. In turn, Making Alabama complements with impressive artistic 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, the picture of how Alabama became a state and each community’s part in it comes together in an unforgettable display.

If you want to learn when the exhibit is coming to your county, go to: https://www.makingalabama.org/schedule/

Learn more at: https://www.makingalabama.org/

Enjoy the pictures from this exhibit below!

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