Our group was given the privilege of both using their meeting room AND getting a tour of the current exhibit.
Mr. Donnie Barrett, the museum's director, was our tour guide. He was filled with a wealth of information and facts that many of us didn't know about our own county's history. It was enlightening for sure.
|Sorry for the blurry, he was in action.|
The museum staff went above and beyond in staging the upstairs area for the Civil War exhibit including these facines that wrapped around the exhibit.
In addition to the tour, the Fairhope Museum has free admission, so we were welcome to peruse the other exhibits.
|Pictures and memorabilia adorn the walls|
|These 'floating' lawnmowers drew my attention.|
|You'll find actual, original jail cells in the museum.|
The Fairhope Museum of History is located on 24 North Section Street in Fairhope, AL 36532 and is open Tuesday through Saturday 9am-5pm. As well, you can find out more about what's going on at the museum in its online newsletter as well as on the Friends of the Fairhope Museum of History Facebook Page.
I assure you, it's an enlightening place to spend some time.