alabama · Civil War · tuscaloosa

students impress during visit to local Transportation museum

Great visit today to Tuscaloosa’s Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum. I am grateful to my colleague Katherine Edge, the museum’s Director, for always being so helpful. She generously discussed our shared past. I was also grateful to see how my colleague Dr. Hilary Green’s expertise figured into the exhibit. The current exhibit is a part… Continue reading students impress during visit to local Transportation museum

Civil War · southern history

Civil War P.O.W. prison exhibit up

Tonight, I attended the opening reception for a new museum exhbiti unveiling select artifacts from an archaeological dig that reveals the remains of a Union P.O.W. prison that were once on the present site of Tuscaloosa’s Embassy Suites Hotel. It was so cool seeing pottery from a New York artist ….and oyster shells that likely… Continue reading Civil War P.O.W. prison exhibit up

Civil War · University of Alabama

awesome visit to Bryce Hospital

The rain, wind and lightning were coming down very hard, but sixteen students, our graduate teaching assistant Liam Adkison, and I joined Steve Davis, historian for UA’s Bryce Hospital, for a wonderful tour. What a walk through time for my “American Civilization Since 1865” class! I learned the 22nd patient was an African American man.… Continue reading awesome visit to Bryce Hospital