200 years of Alabama history coming to Winston County

HALEYVILLE - A walk through exhibit  of the Alabama Bicentennial will be in Haleyville from Tuesday, May 29 through Friday, June 8 at the former Dixie Flowers location at 926 19th Street.

“We felt because of the number of people in town during the (9-1-1) festival, it would be a good time to host the museum,” stated Mike Evans, president of the Haleyville Chamber of Commerce.

The exhibit will open at noon on May 29 with a grand opening. Thomas Bryant, from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, will be on site for the opening, and refreshments will be available.

Two kiosks will be delivered and set up beforehand. Also, a banner will be displayed with the kiosks showing history of Winston County.

“Each kiosk will represent a period of time in the state’s history,” Evans continued.
Photographs and articles will be on each kiosk, and one can go at their own pace.

“We went to Montgomery when the prototype was put up, and it was really impressive and something to see,” Evans said.

Volunteers are being sought for help in guiding people through the exhibit during its stay in Haleyville. This traveling exhibit will be displayed in all 67 Alabama counties through next year commemorating the first 200 years of statehood.

The Alabama 200, also known as Alabama Bicentennial, is partnered with the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Alabama became the 22nd state on December 14, 1819.

For more information, or to volunteer help for the exhibit while it’s in Haleyville, contact Mike Evans at 205-486-7575. For statewide information on Alabama 200, visit www.alabama200.org.

See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.
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