2/3/2020 - 2/28/2020
Displayed in the courtroom made famous by the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, quilts will be draped over the backs of the courtroom benches and hanging from the balconies. Designs will range from the traditional to one-of-a-kind originals. A featured item available for sale in the Bird’s Nest Gift Shop is the Museum’s Legacy publication, Cotton Country Quilts, written by Monroe County native Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff.
As a special feature, the Museum is delighted to present acclaimed storyteller Dolores Hydock on Thursday, February 6th at 5:30 pm for a presentation of Footprint on the Sky: Stories from Chandler Mountain, a story of strong women, Southern hospitality and the generous spirit of a close-knit mountain community. This program is free and open to the public, and made possible through the Alabama Humanities Foundation. Light refreshments will be served following the program.
"Dolores Hydock's Footprint on the Sky is like a quilt, the patches of which bring you into Alabama mountain country in the 1970s. You meet characters cooking, quilting, picking tomatoes, singing, and talking about remedies, like putting buttermilk on poison ivy. When Footprint is over, you've met people so real, you want to thank them for their hospitality." Jay O’Callahan, Winter Olympics Bard and Master Storyteller
Hydock’s program will be presented in the world famous courtroom on Thursday, February 6 at 5:30 pm
as a special feature of the Museum’s annual month-long Quilt Exhibit and is made possible through the Alabama Humanities Foundation. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served following the program.
The quilt exhibit will showcase quilts on loan from all over south Alabama and will run from February 3rd through February 28th during the museum’s regular opening hours of Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public.