Making Alabama exhibit now open

Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri cuts the ribbon proclaiming the traveling exhibit open on May 29. From left is Joel Sherrill, Mike Evans, Kris Burleson, Thomas Bryant (grants director for Alabama Humanites Foundation), Ken Sunseri, Mandy Little, Tim Robertson, Melinda Weaver and Christy Harbin. The exhibit will be open until June 8.

HALEYVILLE - Making Alabama, a walk through exhibit  of the Alabama Bicentennial, is now open through Friday, June 8 at the former Dixie Flowers location at 926 19th Street from noon until 6 p.m. every day.

Eight kiosks are located there with each one representing a different timeline of Alabama history:Wonder (pre-history - 1700); conflict (1700 - 1815); fever (1815 - 1860); conviction (1860 -  1875); power (1875 - 1940); struggle (1940 - 1965); change (1965 - 1990) and hope (1990 - future).

This same exhibit is traveling through every county of Alabama until a big celebration in 2019 in Montgomery.

We’re extremely excited to have this bicentennial exhibit located here in Haleyville,” said Mayor Ken Sunseri. “We have numerous dignitaries coming from Washington D.C. and people coming from all over the state to help us celebrate (the 9-1-1 Festival). This is another opportunity to showcase the State of Alabama,” he continued.

The Alabama 200, also known as Alabama Bicentennial, is partnered with the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Alabama became the 22nd state on December 14, 1819.

For more information, or to volunteer help for the exhibit while it’s in Haleyville, contact Mike Evans at 205-486-7575. For statewide information on Alabama 200, visit


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