Smithsonian Exhibit Coming to Bibb County

A traveling Smithsonian Exhibit, “Between the Fences,” will be on display from June 22nd through July 29th 2007 in West Blocton at the Cahaba Lilly Building. From the article in the Birmingham Business Journal, “the national exhibit showcases the story of the settlement of the United States and the establishment of its communities.” Additional information on the “Between the Fences” exhibit can be found on the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit website.

Additionally there will be (3) special speakers during the event:

June 23 – 1:00PM

Don’t Fence Me Out: Lines of Confrontation in Popular and Literary Fiction

by Norman McMillan, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Montevallo ; author and playwright

July 1 – 2:00PM

Lecture on history of coal mining in the area plus a tour of the coke ovens

by Roy Holsomback

July 8 – 2:00PM

Enclosing Sacred Places: Cemetery Fences in Alabama

by Alan Brown, D.A., Professor of English, University of West Alabama

A tour of the Italian cemetery will follow.

Museum Exhibit Hours:


Wednesday – 2:00PM-5:00PM

Thursday – 9:00AM-12:00 Noon/2:00PM-5:00PM

Friday – 2:00PM-5:00PM

Saturday – 9:00AM-12:00Noon/2:00PM-5:00PM

Sunday – 2:00PM-5:00PM

To schedule groups or other information, call (205)-938-7622 or email


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