Exhibits

The Montgomery County Courthouse: 60 Years

As the county seat of Montgomery County, Alabama since 1822, the county courthouse has long held a central place in the public and civic life of the county. This exhibit traces the history of the county courthouse from the nineteenth century to the present. 

The Montgomery County Courthouse: 60 Years

Unchecked Ambition: The Story of Andrew Dexter Jr.

The following exhibit "Unchecked Ambition: The story of Andrew Dexter Jr.", focuses on the life and career of Andrew Dexter Jr., a founder of Montgomery, Alabama. Using a variety of primary and secondary sources, Smith crafted a nuanced exhibit about the life of Andrew Dexter that ultimately examines the man, the career, and the cost of his reckless ambition.  

Unchecked Ambition: The Story of Andrew Dexter Jr.

The Emory Folmar Papers

The following exhibit "The Emory Folmar Papers" focuses on the life and career of Montgomery, Alabama's longest serving mayor, Emory Folmar. Using the Emory Folmar Papers, which the Montgomery County Archives holds, Cook used photographs, documents, and information from the collection, as well as a number of other primary and secondary sources, to craft an insightful glimpse into the life and career of Emory Folmar. 

 The Emory Folmar Papers

Gone But Not Forgotten

The result of a partnership between the Montgomery County Archives and the Montgomery, Alabama City-County Public Library, the below exhibit, "Gone But Not Forgotten: Montgomery County Alabama Cemeteries," provides a brief snapshot into the history of two of Montgomery County, Alabama's cemeteries, as well as brief biographical sketches of some of the individuals buried in them. The library and county archives created the exhibit as a way to participate in the activities associated with Montgomery County's bicentennial.

"Gone But Not Forgotten: Montgomery County Alabama Cemeteries"
 

Browder v. Gayle

The following exhibit, "Browder v. Gayle" commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of the landmark case that desegregated public transportation in Alabama. This digital exhibit discusses the background of Browder v. Gayle, its outcome, and the people involved. It contextualizes the Browder v. Gayle case by discussing related lawsuits aimed at ending segregation in public transportation, voting, and housing.

Browder v. Gayle 

The Dowe Family Collection

The following exhibit "The Dowe Family Collection" focuses on the Montgomery, Alabama Dowe family papers. The exhibit describes the collection, conveys information about the Dowe family, and provides an exciting preview of the overall collection through the use of well-constructed text, carefully chosen images, and an interactive Dowe family tree.

The Dowe Family Collection