What We Wore Exhibit

To raise awareness and kickoff Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Turning Point Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center will be presenting What We Wore, an exhibit highlighting the experiences of sexual assault survivors at the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum. This exhibit will open on April 2, 2024 and run through June 29, 2024 during the museum’s normal operating hours of 10:00 am until 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Watch WVUA 23’s coverage of the exhibit’s opening. 

One of the most common misconceptions about sexual assault is that it typically occurs because of the way someone dresses, or the situation they put themselves in. The goal of this powerful exhibit is to challenge this myth and to share real survivor stories from the West Alabama region using representations of survivors clothing at the time of the assault.

This exhibit is important for the recognition of survivors of sexual assault within our community. Due to the stigma and misconceptions surrounding the subject, many survivors choose not to come forward. Exhibits like this unite these individuals while also educating the public on a topic that so desperately needs to be discussed.

This exhibit contains sensitive content and may be traumatizing for some attendees.

Viewer discretion is advised.

The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is located at 1901 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Admission to the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is always free, but there is a small fee for guided tours. To schedule group tours, please call (205) 248-4931.

For more information about the exhibit and the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, visit transportation.museums.ua.edu.

Turning Point Alabama is a non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault service provider that has served West Alabama since 1979.

Located at Tuscaloosa’s historic Queen City Park along the Black Warrior River, the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum advances knowledge and appreciation of Tuscaloosa’s local and regional history and natural resources through exhibits, museum educational programs, and educational outreach efforts.

The University of Alabama Museums, a division of the College of Arts and Sciences that encompass