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The Museum's exhibits range from items as large as a railroad boxcar to those as small as the black pins worn by the 19th century ladies in their mourning dress. They include the original land grant, issued by President James Monroe to the Selma Town and Land Company, a desk used by Alabama Governor, Benjamin Meek Miller, and the one-horse carriage used by a Selma millionaire to ride all the way from here to New York City during the 1840's. Here are mementoes of the men and women who helped make Selma the "Queen City of the Black Belt"...Confederate Generals like John Tyler Morgan and Edmund Winston Pettus (who later served together in the United States Senate): pioneering physicians like Dr. Albert Gallatin Mabry, who founded the Alabama Medical Association in 1847 and led the fight for mental health services; and early Black leaders such as Benjamin Sterling Turner, the ex-slave who became Selma's first Congressman during Reconstruction.

Location: Water Ave, Selma Alabama Telephone 334-874-2197

Other History nearby:
(Montgomery) Alabama Department of Archives, History
(Montgomery) Alabama State Capitol
(Montgomery) Alabama War Memorial
(Demopolis) Bluff Hall
(Demopolis) Bluff Hall
(Evergreen) Booker's Mill

09/28 Coming to The Selma area
Ozark Crawdad and Music Festival Ozark AL April20 This family & pet friendly festival is FREE to the public and features Great Live Music, Wonderful Foods, Arts & Craft Vendors, Children's Activity Area, Sonic's Popular Hotdog Eating Contest, the Crawdad 5k Run, Walk, or Crawl and much more!
Mountain Brook Spring Art Show Mountain Brook AL April20 Up to one hundred local member artists will display original artwork for sale in an outdoor setting in quaint Mountain Brook near Crestline Village. Artwork available will range in size from minis to extra large canvases and all price ranges. Jazz band will be featured and food will be available at field.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Montgomery AL March8-June19 The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, created in Alabama, is currently the 5th largest in the world, attracting more than 300,000 visitors annually from all 50 states and over 60 foreign countries.
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Car Show Birmingham AL October11-13 Triumph Dealers of North America display, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Merchandise Trailer featuring event TShirts, Pins, and Posters, Official Barber Vintage Festival event merchandise, Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association display, and Concessions
Kentuck Festival of the Arts Northport AL October19-20 Nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists, 270+ folk, visionary, and contemporary artists and expert craftspeople presenting their work to you, free hands-on art-making for children in Kentuck for Kids and throughout the park, interactive live demonstrations by expert craftspeople—basketmakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, traditional potters, fiber and fabric artists, quilters, jewelers, and a glassblower, live music and story-telling, food and fellowship.