Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Museum of Alabama

The Alabama Department of Archives and History recently opened two new exhibits that are the first phase of The Museum of Alabama, which eventually will include five renovated galleries in the Archives building and an entirely new centerpiece exhibit, Alabama Voices.

The Land of Alabama exhibit uses photos, video and artifacts to introduce visitors to the rocks, waters, plants and animals of Alabama. 

The First Alabamians exhibit tells the story of native Americans from pre-history to about 1700 through the use of artifacts, maps, murals and replicas.

The Archives has also just announced that the Museum of Alabama exhibits will now be open every Saturday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm starting September 3rd!

While you are there be sure to take the kids to the Hands On Gallery, a special place for kids to explore, play and learn.

Tip: Go to the Hands on Gallery last, because the kids won't want to leave to see other parts of the museum. Trust me.

For more information including directions check out the Archives website, http://www.archives.alabama.gov/ or their Facebook page.

P.S. Admission to the Museum is FREE!

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