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Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit
June 8 - August 18
Huntsville is one of 67 communities in Alabama to host Making Alabama and the Huntsville Botanical Garden is proud to offer a venue to share our state’s rich history with you!
Celebrating 200 Years
This exhibit is a celebration of 200 years of statehood 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 artistic interactive displays and teaching resources.
The Making Alabama exhibit is located in the Propst Guest Center and is free and open to the public during regular Garden hours.
More bicentennial events at the Garden:
(Garden Admission or Membership required for outdoor exhibits and events)
Sweet Homegrown Alabama
- Test your knowledge with our state flora and fauna scavenger hunt (Click here to download the scavenger hunt)
- View a replica of George Washington Carver’s Jesup Wagon
- Learn about heirloom plants and traditional crops in the Children’s Garden, Herb Garden, and Demonstration Vegetable Garden
- June 11: Valerie Pope Burnes, co-author of Visions of the Black Belt: A Cultural Survey of the Heart of Alabama
- June 18: Dr. James Pate, editor of The Annotated Pickett’s History of Alabama, and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, from the Earliest Period
- July 18: Frances Robb, author of Shot in Alabama: A History of Photography, 1839–1941, and a List of Photographers