The Alabama Department of Archives and History, next door neighbor to the First White House of the Confederacy will host a free grand opening for its new centerpiece exhibit, “Alabama Voices” this Saturday, February 15, 2014.
 
The Archives calls this a “Smithsonian-quality exhibition, which includes more than 800 artifacts, hundreds of images and more, which spotlights Alabama history from as early as the 1700s to the modern era of the 21st century.”

I was privileged to view the new exhibit last week. It is truly stunning, and includes many audiovisual programs on the history of our great State, including the Civil War, industrialization, the rise of the cotton economy, the Civil Rights movement, World War I and II and much more.

The grand opening begins at 9:00 with music, food, art and the official ribbon cutting with Governor Robert Bentley. Congratulations to the Archives for this outstanding new addition to the Archives and History Museum.