Past Exhibits

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