Arts & Life
6:44 am
Tue June 11, 2013

New Archives Exhibit to Tell Story of Alabama

A new exhibit at the Alabama Department of Archives and History will use voices to tell the story of Alabama from 1700 to the end of the 21st Century.

   Archives officials say the new exhibit - scheduled to open by the end of the year - will include language taken from diaries, letters, speeches, songs and other sources to represent Alabamians from every walk of life.

   The new exhibit will be located on the second floor of the archives building in downtown Montgomery.

   Archives and History director Steve Murray says the goal of the exhibit is to tell the state's story "in a compelling and beautiful way."

   Funding for the approximately $7 million project is being provided by the Alabama Department of Archives and History Foundation.