Past Exhibits

Bama Bugs Exhibit

This exhibit highlighted the photography of John and Kendra Abbott of Abbott Nature Photography.  The images were designed to reflect the beauty and diversity of insects. The Bama Bugs exhibit also included custom specimen displays and a fun, cutting-edge technology Bee Game developed at the University of Alabama.  It was on display at the 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

MothFest! 2018

MothFest! took place on Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. at the Warner Transportation Museum.​Moth-ers of all ages were encouraged to attend this FREE event to observe, discover, and document the amazing diversity of moths that live in the Tuscaloosa area.  Special light and bait stations were set up to attract moths, and there

Bama Bugs!

June 21 – September 1, 2018, at the Alabama Museum of Natural History, visitors enjoyed the photography of local insects by Kendra and John Abbott of Abbott Nature Photography.  Kendra and John are professional nature photographers, educators and outdoor enthusiasts based in Tuscaloosa, AL.  John has focused on dragonflies and damselflies throughout much of his career and

2018 Summer Lecture Event: Evening Talks with Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips is a local historian and videographer who spoke at the museum in June 2018.  His talks provided guests with stories and the little known history of the state of Alabama highlighting ghost towns along the river, stagecoach travel, and the Civil War.  Each of these topics explored secret treasures found throughout the state.

William C. Gorgas and the Great War

Open from February 27 to April 28, 2018, this exhibit included original World War I uniforms and war paraphernalia, including Gorgas’ gas mask, canteen and other items. The exhibit highlighted the contributions that Gorgas made in sanitation for the modern armed forces as well as his importance and role inspiring other Alabamians to serve their country.

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

Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden

UA’s Transportation Museum hosted an exhibit of railroad photographs April 4 – June 24, 2017. Some information about the photographer, David Plowden: “David Plowden’s work is sometimes compared to that of the great WPA photographers—Walker Evans, Bernice Abbot, Russell Lee, Dorothea Lange—but he’s been in the field decades longer than any of them were. What he

The Modernization of Tuscaloosa’s Built Environment: The Architecture of Don Buel Schuyler, 1937 – 1964

The University of Alabama’s Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum showcased local architecture November 8, 2016, through February 27. 2017.  The exhibit, “The Modernization of Tuscaloosa’s Built Environment: The Architecture of Don Buel Schuyler, 1937 – 1964,” chronicled Schuyler’s work, primarily highlighting his contributions to Tuscaloosa but touching on his entire career.” As designer for many notable

Remembering 4 Little Girls: A Gallery of Creative Expressions

This exhibition, on loan from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, was composed of winning entries in a nationwide high school creative expression contest based on Spike Lee’s Oscar (R) nominated documentary about the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama that took the lives of four young girls.  The exhibition appeared at the