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Bama Bug Fest: Upcoming Event at Transportation Museum

This year we are proud to partner with the Alabama Museum of Natural History to launch a new annual event, Bama Bug Fest, to celebrate the diversity and benefits of arthropods, a group of animals that includes insects (ants, butterflies and beetles), arachnids (spiders and scorpions), myriapods (centipedes and millipedes) and crustaceans (crabs, shrimps and

Moundville Archaeological Park Knap-In Event

Knap-In 2019: Learn How Native American Stone Tools Are Made! March 8 – 9, 2019 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day Moundville Archaeological Park and Museum Moundville’s annual Knap-In will be held Friday and Saturday, March 8 – 9, 2019! Flint-Knappers will be on hand to show and explain their craft. Vendors of Native

Join Us for Our Holiday Open House

Mark your calendar and join us! The University of Alabama Museums is hosting a Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Come by for refreshments and holiday cheer and enjoy each location decorated for the holidays. This year’s locations: Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum, 2–4 p.m. Gorgas House Museum, 3–5 p.m. Alabama Museum of Natural

Exhibit of Artifacts from Downtown Bank Site Opens Nov. 15

The University of Alabama Museums’ Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Exhibit Series showcases 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 exhibition, Tuscaloosa and the Capital Period, highlights the early history of Tuscaloosa and is the first installment of

Undergraduate Matt Culver Creates WWI Exhibit at Warner Transportation Museum

Undergraduate Matt Culver collaborated with a group of students working on two World War I exhibits on campus in remembrance of the war’s centennial. Titled “Lafayette, We Are Here!  America Enters the First World War,” the exhibit, on display at the Transportation Museum August 1 – December 31, 2017, focused specifically on students and Alabamians

Transportation Museum Returns to UA Control

Tuscaloosa City Hall transitioned the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum back to the control of The University of Alabama, which oversaw the formation of the museum when it opened in late 2011. City officials estimate the move will save the city between $30,000 and $50,000. Michelle Lepianka Carter | The Tuscaloosa News

Tuscaloosa Transportation Museum waives admission charge; now free for all to tour

“We are very excited to open the doors of the Transportation Museum to all of our residents and visitors to enjoy and be able to learn about Tuscaloosa’s rich history,” said Mayor Walter Maddox. According to a city release, The Transportation Museum wants to follow the example set by major museums in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas

Transportation Museum opens its doors

An audience of financial, aesthetic and political supporters applauded the opening of the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum on Tuesday morning, the culmination of planning and renovations that took about seven years. The museum, featuring artifacts, replications, photographs and iPad displays of the area’s history as reflected through rivers, roads, rails and other forms of