Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery

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The Alabama Department of Archives and History is the official repository of archival records for the U.S. state of Alabama. Under the direction of Thomas M. Owen its founder, the agency received state funding by an act of the Alabama Legislature on February 27, 1901. Its primary mission is the collecting and preserving of archives, documents and artifacts relating to the history of the state. It was the first publicly funded, independent state archives agency in the United States. It subsequently became a model for the establishment of archives in other states. Today the agency identifies, preserves, and makes accessible records and artifacts significant to the history of the state and serves as the official repository for records created by Alabama's state agencies.
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  • Great artifacts and information about the WHOLE history of all peoples in Alabama. You should plan a good hour and one half to read and review all the information in the many galleries. The main... 
    Great artifacts and information about the WHOLE history of all peoples in Alabama. You should plan a good hour and one half to read and review all the information in the many galleries. The main...  more »
  • Great Alabama History Museum. Traces Ala. history from Precolumbian on. 2 floors of free and fascinating exhibits. 
    Great Alabama History Museum. Traces Ala. history from Precolumbian on. 2 floors of free and fascinating exhibits.  more »
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  • This museum is very well laid out and covers many different aspects of Alabama history. I could have stayed even longer than I did to take in everything. Great kids section as well.
  • We did not know what to expect when we decided to go here but ended up being extremely impressed. 3 stories with the bulk of the exhibits on the second floor, to include a hands on children's room, geology room, historical war room with a lot of weapons and uniforms. Then Several areas in order tracing the history of Alabama from a few hundred years ago to present day. Exhibits in these areas were outstanding. Plan on being here for a few hours.

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