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Wade Hall Traveling Postcard Exhibit & Presentation

The Alabama Historical Commission will host a presentation regarding the Wade Hall Traveling Postcard Exhibition on Wednesday, December 6 from 10:30am – 12:30pm in the Old Supreme Court Library located inside the Alabama State Capitol.

Ruth Elder, the main researcher and writer for the display, along with Jerry Johnson, designer of the physical and digital exhibits, will be the guest speakers. They will discuss Dr. Hall’s collection of over 25,000 vintage postcards, the creation of the exhibition, and share stories of the Alabama represented in these historic postcards.

Beginning in December, the Alabama State Capitol will host the Wade Hall Traveling Postcard Exhibition, which consists of two parts: the traveling exhibits and the digital exhibit. The first traveling exhibit focuses on “main” streets in Alabama towns and cities while the second concentrates on historical buildings including courthouses, post offices, schools, and churches. These exhibits highlight large cities such as Montgomery, Huntsville, Birmingham, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa but also small towns including Boaz, Carbon Hill, Centre, and Red Bay. 

"The Wade Hall Postcard Collection is one of the Troy University Archives greatest treasures and an extensive sampling of a fascinating form of Americana," said Dr. Christopher Shaffer, dean of library services. "The entire collection consists of 25,000 postcards, and we are remarkably grateful that through the generosity of the Alabama Humanities Foundation we will be able to share a portion of this collection via these traveling exhibits throughout the state on the eve of Alabama's 200th birthday."

Visit to view the digital exhibit and for more information about the Wade Hall postcard collection and the traveling exhibits. The exhibits have been displayed separately in libraries and museums throughout the state since February 2017 and will continue their journey until December 2019.

Call 242-3935 for more information.

Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 10:30AM – 12:30PM

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Alabama State Capitol 600 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Free Event

Category: History, Family, Community

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