200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

Sponsored by Airbus and presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Community College System, the Alabama Aviation History Traveling Exhibit showcases Alabama’s long and significant history in aviation, aeronautics, and aerospace innovation and achievement. Its earliest beginnings predate the famous Wright Brothers’ first civilian flying school, established in Montgomery in 1910, and its history embraces both world wars, as well as a pivotal ongoing role in space research and exploration. Michelle Hurdle of Airbus notes that the exhibition celebrates a history that helped bring Airbus to Alabama. “Airbus found a real home in Alabama where innovation and excellence are traditions. The exhibition will help tell that story to people all over the state.”

Exhibit tour schedule: 
• Alabama State Capitol, Old Supreme Court Library, March 5 – 19, 2018
• Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham, March 23 – July 11, 2018
• Limestone County Event Center, Athens, July 16 – 27, 2018
• Cullman Regional Airport, Cullman, August 3 – 17, 2018 
• Boaz Public Library, Boaz, August 24 – September 6, 2018

For more information, visit the Alabama Humanities Foundation's website or contact Laura Anderson.