July 4th serves as a great reminder of United States history and patriotism, but county residents interested in learning more about “Sweet Home Alabama” will soon get their chance to experience Alabama history without straying too far from home.
From July 4 through 25, Elba’s National Security Conference Center will be hosting “Making Alabama: a Bicentennial Exhibit” in honor of the state’s 200th birthday next year. The exhibit will be open Monday through Saturday each week from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free to the public.
According to the Alabama Bicentennial website, the exhibit is presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit “showcases the decisions and turning points that shaped Alabama history, culture, and geography through interactive displays and teaching resources.”
Sandy Bynum, Executive Director of Elba’s Chamber of Commerce, said that the opportunity to host the traveling exhibit is an honor and an educational experience.