ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY
ANNOUNCES MUSEUM CLOSURES AND RENOVATIONS
Saturday, May 18, will be the last day to enjoy the Museum of Alabama before it temporarily closes for renovations this summer. The Museum will remain closed until Monday, August 19. These closures are required to ensure the safety of our visitors and collections while renovations and construction is underway.
The Museum will also be closed on Saturdays May 25-August 17. The third Thursday lecture series, ArchiTreats, will continue as scheduled during renovation. All other Department of Archives and History activities and services will continue as normal, and the building will be open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. The Research Room will continue to be open Tuesday-Friday and the second Saturday of each month, 8:30am-4:30pm.
After a successful capital campaign, the Alabama Department of Archives and History is pleased to announce that construction has begun on Phase II of the Museum of Alabama. The project includes constructing the Museum of Alabama's new centerpiece exhibit, the highly anticipated Alabama Voices, 1700-2000. Funded by $7 million of private contributions, this exhibit will showcase Alabama's rich and diverse history from Creek Indians to the rise of Alabama's automotive industry. The new exhibits are expected to open in early 2014.
Other disruptions and temporary closings on short notice may be necessary due to project activities. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please visit our website www.archives.alabama.gov
or the Archives Facebook page to stay informed about the progress of our construction and renovation projects.