alabama · southern history

great trip to see pre-Civil War Tuscaloosa exhibit at Transportation Museum

The Antebellum America students had a splendid visit to the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum today. They saw an exhibit that puts on display what Tuscaloosa looked like before the Civil War. Katherine Richter Edge, the Director of the Museum, helped us see how power is in flux. This is the thesis for this course.… Continue reading great trip to see pre-Civil War Tuscaloosa exhibit at 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

American History · photography · trains

steam locomotive photography captures an era

Tonight I attended the reception for the latest exhibit at the Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum here in Tuscaloosa. The exhibit features the photography of David Plowden who is known for capturing American landscapes. The photos in this exhibit reflect his fascination with steam locomotives, which were first seen in Great Britain in the early… Continue reading steam locomotive photography captures an era