Exhibit to remain in Capitol through August

After making its long-awaited debut in Montgomery in March, officials at the capitol have decided to keep the exhibit on display through the summer. Thousands of people from around the world have already toured the exhibit in Montgomery.

Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit presented by Alabama Humanities Foundation displays 200 years of Alabama history and beyond. The exhibit opened in the Capitol in the Old Supreme Court Library and will be on display through the month of August.

This impressive display blends artistic collages, interactive computer tablets and an audio medley of song and spoken word to tell the story of Alabama – from becoming a territory to achieving statehood. It also conveys a message of “Hope” in its presentation about the future.

Four versions of the exhibit have begun traveling to all 67 of Alabama’s counties. They are traveling the state concurrently so that all counties will be able to experience this historic event in that time period.

Organizers say AHF was a natural choice for coordinating the traveling exhibit with decades of experience through its partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit.

In addition, host communities are assembling their own historical exhibits and collateral programming and activities to showcase their own history and put their signature on this event.

“It’s amazing what these communities are planning to celebrate their history and the 200 years of Alabama as a state,” AHF Executive Director Armand DeKeyser said. “We are honored to be able to be a part of this epic undertaking, and we look forward to the next 18 months as it makes its way through towns and cities across our state.”

To learn more about the exhibit and scheduling, go to: MakingAlabama.org.