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Warner Transportation Museum

Bank of the State Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Exhibit Series: Tuscaloosa and the Capital Period

The Warner Transportation Museum of UA Museums was proud to present the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Exhibit Series; a two-part series that highlighted the history of Tuscaloosa. The series showcased the history of the city learned from the archaeological excavations of the Bank of the State site in downtown Tuscaloosa where the Embassy Suites Hotel stands.  The first exhibition, Tuscaloosa and the Capital Period, highlighted the early history of Tuscaloosa from 1819 to 1850. Visitors had the opportunity to experience the histories of the people who lived on this notable block and view the artifacts recovered from the excavations.

The exhibit was on display at the museum from November 15, 2018 to May 18, 2019.  In March, the Bicentennial Quilt was added to the exhibit.  The exhibit and quilt were also displayed at the UA Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center the months of June and July 2019.  The text panels of Tuscaloosa and the Capital Period will be displayed in the Bryant Conference Center during fall semester 2019 to coincide with the final installment of the series.

The Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Exhibit Series is brought to you through a collaborative partnership of UA Museums’ units:
Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, Gorgas House Museum, Office of Archaeological Research, Department of Research and Collections

With generous contribution from Tom McMillan