News Staff Report
“Making Alabama,” a traveling exhibit that showcases the history of the state and of Escambia County, will open this week in Atmore and will be on display here most of May at The Club on Highway 21.
The exhibit, which will officially open with a 4 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 2.
It will be open to the public from noon until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on two Sundays, May 5 and 19.
There is no charge for viewing the exhibit, which is sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation with support from the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and Alabama Department of Archives and History.
It will reportedly feature artifacts, storyboards, storytellers, festivals, vintage and antique photographs and more items that trace the history of Alabama and Escambia County.
In addition, the exhibit is complimented by artistic panels depicting the various periods of Alabama’s history and some of the people who played prominent roles in that history.
Interactive computer tablets at each kiosk will allow attendees to delve deeper into the historical periods and to better understand how Alabama became a state and how Escambia County was carved out of Monroe, Baldwin and Conecuh counties.
For more information on the local exhibit, contact Dana Vickrey at 251-253-5485 or Herb Hackman at 251-253-4214.