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Expanded hours set for Smithsonian exhibit

Published 8:32am Tuesday, October 1, 2013

By Scotty Kennedy

For the FCT

The Smithsonian exhibit in Red Bay, which is currently open each weekday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Oct. 25, will have special hours the weekend of October 12-13 to accommodate those who cannot attend the exhibit during the week.

The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 and from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Along with The Way We Worked exhibit at Community Spirit Bank’s Weatherford Centre, additional displays will be open including the quilt display at the Weatherford Library, the Red Bay Museum and the industry works display, as well as the streetscapes and windowscapes that can be seen on the streets in Red Bay.

Just in the first two weeks of the six-week run, there have been over 2,000 visitors to the exhibit, breaking the record for any other town in Alabama for total number of visitors to the exhibit, except for one town that had 3,000 visitors for the entire run.

The latest display installed at the Red Bay Museum is the Native American Display including fossils for Franklin County, items on loan from The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park, and several pieces from local collections. Many of the items can be related to The Way We Worked theme, such as the mortar and pestle grinding stones, nut stones, and many other utensils Native Americans used for work.

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