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Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum

Museum in Thomasville

Kathryn Tucker Windham had spent most of her career recording and preserving Alabama 's history and folklore. Now her hometown of Thomasville has dedicated a museum to preserve her legacy as a journalist, photographer and storyteller. Coastal Alabama Community College, formally Alabama Southern, in Thomasville opened the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum with a celebration of her 85th birthday on June 1, 2003. The museum, housed in the college's library building, takes visitors through Ms. Windham's early childhood in Thomasville, her career as a journalist and her rise to national attention as a storyteller. An exhibit covering her one-woman show on the life of Julia Tutwiler features the costume she wore in productions across the state. The Windham Room, a reading and archive room, includes photos and accompanying stories beginning with Ms. Windham's earliest photos taken with a Kodak Brownie camera she received at age 12. When completed, this room will include rocking chairs with audio hook-ups allowing visitors to sit and listen to recorded stories told by Ms. Windham. The museum also includes a sculpture of Ms. Windham (Alabama Arts Public Arts Trail) by Alabama folk artist Charlie Lucas.

Wheelchair Accessible

For more information visit:
http://www.ascc.edu

Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum
30755 U.S. 43
Thomasville, AL 36784
334-636-9642
Hours of Operation
  • Open M-Th 8-5, F 8-4 Closed Weekends
Fees
  • Not provided
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