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Moundville Museum Grand reopening Smith Hall Centennial Celebration s #URATOR *AMES 0ARHAM s 'IFT 3HOP -ANAGER *ANET 7YATT s #OLLECTIONS !CTIVITIES s #HOCTAW .AGPRA #ONFERENCE

!LABAMA -USEUM OF .ATURAL (ISTORY s $ISCOVERING !LABAMA s -OUNDVILLE !RCHAEOLOGICAL 0ARK s /FlCE OF !RCHAEOLOGICAL 2ESEARCH s 'ORGAS (OUSE s -USEUM #OLLECTIONS

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GRAND REOPENING

Smith Hall Homecoming (AMNH): 10:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; noon Saturdays in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Native Plants & Foods (MAP): 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 pm Discovering Alabama on APTâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Alabama Allure (new episode): 8:30 pm Saturdays in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ancient Hunting & Fishing (MAP): 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 pm Saturdays in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pots and Potters (MAP): 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 pm

M A Y 1 Saturdays in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Native American Cultural Demonstrations (MAP): 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 pm

8 Saturdays in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Native American Cultural Demonstrations (MAP): 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 pm

15 Jones Archaeological Museum â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Opening Celebration (MAP): 9:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00 pm 22 Saturdays in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Native American Cultural Demonstrations (MAP): 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 pm

28-31 A Lily Weekend at Living River (AMNH): Field Trip 29 Saturdays in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Native American Cultural Demonstrations (MAP): 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 pm

J U N E 4-6 A Lily Weekend at Living River (AMNH): Field Trip 5 Saturdays in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Native American Cultural Demonstrations (MAP): 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 pm

6-8 Living Streams Teacher Workshop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ecology of the Cahaba River (AMNH): Session 1

10-12 Living Streams Teacher Workshop â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Ecology of the Cahaba River (AMNH): Session 2

12 Saturdays in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Native American Cultural Demonstrations (MAP): 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 pm

14-18 Indian Summer Day Camp (MAP): 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 13-19 Museum Expedition (AMNH): Archaeology Camp 19 Saturdays in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Native American Cultural Demonstrations (MAP): 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 pm

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20-26 Museum Expedition (AMNH): Archaeology Camp 26 Saturdays in the Park â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Native American Cultural Demonstrations

OUNDVILLE !LABAMAS lRST DESIGNATED .ATIONAL (ISTORIC ,ANDMARK WILL REOPEN THE *ONES !RCHAEOLOGICAL -USEUM WITH A GALA EVENT ON 3ATURDAY -AY   4HE *ONES !RCHAEOLOGICAL -USEUM HAS JUST COMPLETED A  MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION THAT INCLUDED AN EXPANSION AND ENTIRELY NEW EXHIBITS -OUNDVILLE !RCHAEOLOGICAL 0ARK WILL HOST AN OPENING CELEBRATION EVENT ON -AY TH  FROM  AM TO  PM (ALF PRICE ADMISSION IS OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE CELEBRATION AND 5! -USEUMS MEMBERS WILL BE ADMITTED FREE

(MAP): 11:00 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2:00 pm

AMNH = Alabama Museum of Natural History (205)348-7550 MAP = Moundville Archaeological Park (205)371-2234

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0UBLISHED PERIODICALLY DURING THE YEAR BY 4HE 5NIVERSITY OF !LABAMA -USEUMS 2OBERT #LOUSE 0H$ Executive Director The University of Alabama Museums

4HE EVENT WILL FEATURE THE UNVEILING OF THE NEW EXHIBITION

Lost Realm of the Black Warrior THE CULMINATION OF SIX YEARS OF PLANNING THAT INVOLVED .ATIVE !MERICAN REPRESENTATIVES MUSEUM EDUCATION SPECIALISTS EXHIBIT DESIGNERS AND RESPECTED SCHOLARS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY FROM THE DISCIPLINES OF ARCHAEOLOGY

FOLKLORE AND HISTORY 4HE RESULT IS A STUNNING DISPLAY OF MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED OUTSTANDING -OUNDVILLE ARTIFACTS PRESENTED IN A RICH

MULTISENSORY ENVIRONMENT THAT WILL IMMERSE VISITORS IN THE CULTURE OF THE ANCIENT -OUNDVILLE PEOPLE !CCORDING TO $IRECTOR "ILL "OMAR h4HE NEW MUSEUM MAY NOT BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST AROUND

BUT FOOT FOR FOOT IT IS ONE OF THE lNEST IN THE COUNTRY &INALLY THIS GREAT PREHISTORIC TREASURE HAS THE MUSEUM THAT TELLS THE UNIQUE STORY OF THE -OUNDVILLE PEOPLEv

"OARD OF 2EGENTS Ben Barnett, Board President Tuscaloosa, AL

Mike Jenkins Montgomery, AL

Beverly Phifer Tuscaloosa, AL

Larry Taylor, Board Vice President Moundville, AL

Steve Johnson Tuscaloosa, AL

Tom Semmes San Antonio, TX

Prescott Atkinson, Ph. D., M. D. Birmingham, AL

Thomas Joiner Tuscaloosa, AL

Marguerite Smith Short Birmingham, AL

Catherine Sloss Crenshaw Birmingham, AL

Douglas Jones, Ph. D. Tuscaloosa, AL

Nick Tew, Ph. D. Tuscaloosa, AL

Darla Graves Ada, OK

Eleanor May Tuscaloosa, AL

Terry Waters Tuscaloosa, AL

Tommy Hester Tuscaloosa, AL

Douglas McCraw Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Tom Watson Tuscaloosa, AL

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Tom McMillan Brewton, AL

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4HE MUSEUM USES CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND STATE OF THE ART INTERPRETIVE METHODS TO TELL ASPECTS OF THE -OUNDVILLE STORY NEVER TOLD BEFORE 6ISITORS WILL BE ASTONISHED BY THE LIFE SIZE DIORAMAS THAT HELP TELL ASPECTS OF -OUNDVILLES HISTORY THAT ARE UNIQUE TO THIS .ATIONAL (ISTORIC ,ANDMARK 4HE STORY OF -OUNDVILLES ELITE AND THEIR BELIEF SYSTEMS ARE TOLD THROUGH RARE AND BEAUTIFUL ARTIFACTS SOME OF WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN BACK TO !LABAMA SINCE THEY WERE DISCOVERED AND TAKEN TO MUSEUMS IN THE %ASTERN 5NITED 3TATES MORE THAN  YEARS AGO 4HE MUSEUM ALSO EXHIBITS MANY OBJECTS FROM THE -OUNDVILLE COLLECTIONS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN DISPLAYED BEFORE 4HE EXHIBIT IS ARGUABLY THE MOST EXTENSIVE EXHIBITION OF HIGH STATUS -ISSISSIPPIAN ARTIFACTS ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY #LOTHING AND ADORNMENT FOR THE LIFECAST lGURES WERE FABRICATED BY MODERN .ATIVE !MERICAN ARTISANS AND INCLUDE DETAILED FEATHER WORK CLOTHING CARVED SHELL AND COPPER ORNAMENTS 3OME OF THE DETAILS WERE MORE THAN  MONTHS IN PRODUCTION AS EACH FEATHER WAS SEWN INDIVIDUALLY ONTO BACKING MATERIAL )N ADDITION TO THE USE OF LIFE SIZE lGURES DRESSED IN -ISSISSIPPIAN PERIOD CLOTHING AND lNERY THE MUSEUM NOW BOASTS AN NEW AND EXPANDED GIFT SHOP AND COFFEE SNACK BAR 4HE GIFT SHOP IS STOCKED WITH A WIDE RANGE OF .ATIVE !MERICAN MADE OBJECTS AS WELL AS BOOKS AND REPRODUCTIONS OF IMPORTANT -OUNDVILLE ARTIFACTS M

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Moundville Vulture Bowl Above: A view of the interior of the newly renovated Jones Archaeological Museum.

EHUMAN XHIBITS INCLUDE RECREATED -OUNDVILLE SCENES WITH LIFELIKE lGURES MADE FROM LIFECASTS OF LIVING 3OUTHEASTERN )NDIANS 6ISITORS WILL ALSO BE THRILLED BY A MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION IN WHICH A PROJECTION OF A -OUNDVILLE h-AKER OF -EDICINEv APPEARS SEEMINGLY IN THIN AIR TO TELL AUTHENTIC STORIES THAT PROVIDE A GLIMPSE INTO THE RICH BELIEF SYSTEM OF THE -OUNDVILLE PEOPLE 3IGNIlCANTLY THE EXHIBITION INCLUDES A NUMBER OF SPECTACULAR ARTIFACTS ON LOAN FROM THE 3MITHSONIANS .ATIONAL -USEUM OF THE !MERICAN )NDIAN 4HE MOST FAMOUS EXAMPLE IS THE -OUNDVILLE $UCK "OWL CARVED FROM A SINGLE BLOCK OF STONE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PREHISTORIC PIECES OF ART EVER DISCOVERED IN THE 5NITED 3TATES

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Moundville

ALABAMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FIRST DESIGNATED NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK

Above: One of four large totems anchoring theâ&#x20AC;&#x153; Joining of Worldsâ&#x20AC;? exhibit. Right: Moundville greeter welcomes an entourage from the middle south.

The story of Moundvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elite and their belief systems are told through rare and beautiful artifacts some of which have not been back to Alabama since they were discovered and taken to museums in the Eastern US over 100 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lost Realm of the Black Warriorâ&#x20AC;?

Archway cases prior to Moundville artifact installation.

is the title of the new exhibit at the

D URING THE CELEBRATION EVENT ON -AY TH ART AND CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS PERFORMANCES AND HANDS ON ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

Jones Archaeological Museum.

WILL HELP VISITORS FURTHER CONNECT WITH THE NEW MUSEUM EXHIBITS /NE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THIS WILL BE PERFORMANCES BY THE 7ARRIORS OF !NI+ITUWAH

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These reproduction objects surround the central exhibit and offer a hands-on experience for visitors.

Lifecast figures from the exhibit are clothed and ornamented with artwork from modern Native American artisans.

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H AILING FROM #HEROKEE .ORTH #AROLINA THESE LIVING HISTORY DANCERS DRESS AND DECORATE THEMSELVES IN A MANNER VERY SIMILAR TO HOW THE -OUNDVILLE )NDIANS MAY HAVE APPEARED 4HE GROUP BRINGS TO LIFE THE #HEROKEE 7AR $ANCE AND %AGLE 4AIL $ANCE AS DESCRIBED BY ,T (ENRY 4IMBERLAKE IN  4HE 7AR $ANCE WAS

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USED WHEN MEN WENT TO WAR BUT ALSO WHEN MEETING WITH OTHER NATIONS FOR DIPLOMACY AND PEACE 7ITHIN THE #HEROKEE NATION IT WAS ALSO USED TO RAISE MONEY FOR PEOPLE IN NEED )T CONVEYS THE STRENGTH OF THE #HEROKEE NATION

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4HE 5NIVERSITY OF !LABAMA -USEUMS AND -OUNDVILLE !RCHAEOLOGICAL 0ARK APPRECIATE THE GENEROSITY OF THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE PRESERVATION OF THE -OUNDVILLE LEGACY $5,000,000 5 MIL 4.5 MIL 4 MIL 3.5 MIL 3 MIL 2.5 MIL 2 MIL 1.5 MIL 1 MIL .5 MIL

The renovation of the Jones Archeaological Museum was made possible by a group of generous citizens interested in preserving our great treasure, Moundville Archaeological Park. Alabama Power Foundation Mr. William G. Anderson Anonymous Dr. David Whisenant Arnold Dr. Leah Rawls Atkins Dr. and Mrs. T. Prescott Atkinson Ms. Mary Bade Bank of Moundville Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Barnett Mrs. Dorothy T. Beckham Alan H. Belcher Timber Company Dr. Bruce Dominick Bizzoco Black Warrior Transmission Corp. Boeing Company Mr. and Mrs. William F. Bomar Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Brooke Mrs. Karen Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Buchmann Reverend Delorn L. Caldwell, Sr. Mr. Robbie Camp Mr. Donald C. Campbell Dr. and Mrs. George Norman Carlson Mr. Joseph Cashia Mr. Brent Catchings Dr. and Mrs. James E. Chandler

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The Chickasaw Foundation Dr. Robert A. Clouse Coalbed Methane Association of Alabama Drs. Deborah and Wilmer Coggins Ms. Julie P. Cole Mr. and Mrs. Donald Comer The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Mr. Michael Hoyt Cooper Mrs. Susan P. Cork Mrs. Alice J. Cox Mr. Timothy O. Coyle Dr. Steven M. Craine Ms. Catherine Sloss Crenshaw Mr. D. Tyrone Crowley Ms. Sandi Sims Drs. Carolyn and Dennis Dahl Daughters of the American Revolution Mr. Mark F. Deleon Birmingham Museum of Art Docent Council Ms. Linda Carol Dodds Dr. William G. Doty Mr. and Mrs. John C. Duckworth, Jr. EBSCO Industries, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Fred Elsas Mr. Robert P. Evans C

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Mr. George V. Eyraud, Jr. Dr. Shannon Rogers Flynt Mrs. Molly F. Gamble Dr. William B. Gardner General Electric Fund Ms. Kim Gentry Mr. J. Eric Gilliland Mr. Steven Ginzbarg Mr. Charles Edward Gleaton Mr. John R. Goodloe III Mr. and Mrs. George B. Gordon Mrs. Darla Graves Greater Horizons Dr. and Mrs. John C. Hall Commander and Mrs. Lee A. Hallman Mr. and Mrs. William S. Halsey Mr. T. J. “Duke” Harmon Mrs. Kelli Harris Mrs. Rosa Griffin Harris Mr. and Mrs. James DeFord Hays Ms. Bessie H. Hersom Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Hester Mrs. Jenny Putnam Hickey Ms. Virginia Cotten Hillhouse Ms. Susan Hodges Mrs. Amanda M. Hoogestraat Ms. Cynthia M. Houben Mrs. Diane B. Hudson Ms. Phyllis Ann Hurst Dr. Janice Faye Hutchinson Mr. Cecil Wayne Ingram Mr. Ivey Jackson Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Jenkins IV Jim Walter Resources, Inc. Mrs. Claudia D. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Johnson Mr. Steve A. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Johnson Joiner Mrs. Mary Allen Jolley Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Jones Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jones Mrs. Elizabeth Williams Jones Mr. and Mrs. William R. Jones, Jr. Miss Mary Rose Kellerman Mr. Ray Kemp Mrs. Rhonda Majors Kimbrough Mr. and Mrs. Rodney A. Kipp Mr. Shannon Douglas Koerner Mr. Jacob S. Kornman Kresge Foundation Mr. Chris Kyle Mr. and Mrs. J. Kennon Ledbetter Russell S. Lee Floor & Tile Co Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Lowe, Sr. Mr. James R. Lowery Dr. Lisa Lumpkin Dr. and Mrs. T. Riley Lumpkin Mr. Davis Malone III Mr. Pitt Tyson Maner, Jr. Mrs. Katherine Brynn Mauter Mrs. Eleanor Weatherford May Leroy McAbee Family Foundation Mr. P. Douglas McCraw Mr. and Mrs. E. Mason McGowin, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. McKinney


Mr. and Mrs. Ed Leigh McMillan II Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. McMillan Mr. Randall E. Mecredy Mr. Allan Dale Meyers Dr. Joan Parsons Mitchell Mr. Tim Moon Moundville Quest Club Moundville Telephone Co. Mr. Thomas C. Moxley Dr. William T. Neese Dr. David Donald Nelson Dr. Paul Donald Nelson Drs. Isabel and Jerry Oldshue Mr. and Mrs. Paul Owens Dr. Rufus Cornelius Partlow, Jr. Dr. Gillis Lavelle Payne, Jr. Mrs. Nell T. Payne Pensacola Archaeological Society Inc. Reese Phifer, Jr. Memorial Foundation Dr. Beverly C. Phifer Dr. Douglas Jay Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Howell Poole Mr. and Mrs. Phil Poole Mr. and Mrs. Victor Poole Dr. James Lendon Reeder Mrs. Margaret Rhoads Dr. Helen M. Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Ted Salters Mr. H. Phillip Sasnett The Semmes Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Semmes Mr. David Richard Shaw Drs. Craig and Elisabeth Sheldon Mrs. Susie Pradat Simpson Mr. and Mrs. Larry U. Sims Mr. and Mrs. David L. Skidmore Sloss Real Estate Group Inc. Mr. Darrell L. Smith Mr. William F. Smith Ms. Aloyis L. Sonneborn Mr. Paul Leo Sprader

Mr. Ronald Stallworth Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jeffrey Standifer Mr. John Stewart Steiner Mr. and Mrs. Elton Stephens Mr. and Mrs. James Stephens Mr. Timothy E. Stevens Ms. Nell W. Stuart Mrs. Elvira McMillan Tate Dr. and Mrs. A. R. Taylor, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Taylor Dr. and Mrs. Nick Tew Dr. James H. Thomas Dr. and Mrs. Joab L. Thomas

Ms. Margaret Ann Toohey Thomas L. Turner Charitable Trust Mrs. Marguerite S. Turner Dr. Edward R. Uehling Mr. Timothy R. VandeBrake Dr. and Mrs. James H. Walburn Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas Watson Ms. Jan Whyllson Mr. John Robert Wiggins Ms. Clemenceau E. Williams Dr. and Mrs. William Winternitz Ms. Kristen Marie Zschomler

(ONORARIUMS Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Bowden in honor of Mr. E. Patrick McIntyre, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Driggers in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Epps Jones Heritage Study Club in honor of Mrs. Kelli B. Harris and Mr. William F. Bomar Modern Culture Club in honor of Mrs. Kelli B. Harris and Mr. William F. Bomar Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan in honor of Dr. Beverly C. Phifer Dr. Catherine Johnson Randall in honor of Dr. Beverly C. Phifer Southern Culture Club in honor of Mr. William F. Bomar Dr. Lisa K. Speer in honor of Dr. Douglas Epps Jones -EMORIALS Mr. Robert V. Chandler in memory of Dr. Walter Bryan Jones Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Driggers in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Bryan Jones Ms. Cali Fidopisastis in memory of Ms. Mary P. Fidopiastis Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Epps Jones in memory of Mrs. Sue Barnett Mr. and Mrs. Gene Renfroe in memory of Mr. David Lloyd DeJarnette Mrs. James D. Seaman in memory of Mr. James D. Seaman Mrs. Sara Taylor Thornton in memory of Mr. Edwin L. Thornton, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Terry H. Waters in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Waters Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. John Robert Wiggins in memory of Mr. Robert L. Wiggins Mr. and Mrs. Roland S. Williams in memory of Mr. Ernest M. McCray Our goal is to correctly recognize all donors. However, if you feel there is a mistake, please contact Kelli Harris at (205) 348-9826 or kharris@ua.edu. M

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One of many construction photos to be part of the centennial exhibit is this one of Smith Hall under construction in 1908.

Smith Hall Centennial Celebration by Cathy Butler

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HE 3MITH (ALL #ENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OPENS WITH A HOMECOMING EVENT FEATURING THE OPENING OF THE ORIGINAL CORNERSTONE TIME CAPSULE THAT WAS SEALED ON -AY 

 AT THE INITIATION OF CONSTRUCTION OF 3MITH (ALL

THE HOME OF THE !LABAMA -USEUM OF .ATURAL (ISTORY 4HE 3MITH (ALL (OMECOMING AS THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION IS CALLED IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WILL TAKE PLACE FROM AM TO PM ON !PRIL   4HE HIGH POINT OF THE FESTIVITIES WILL BE THE OPENING OF THE TIME CAPSULE RECOVERED FROM THE INTERIOR OF THE MARBLE CORNERSTONE ! CAMERA WILL BE INSTALLED ABOVE THE CORNERSTONE AND THE OPENING BROADCAST ON A WIDESCREEN 46 SO GUESTS CAN VIEW THE CONTENTS n ALL OF WHICH ARE UNKNOWN

SAID 2ANDY -ECREDY MUSEUM DIRECTOR

,EGENDARY FOR HIS DEVOTION TO BOTH THE 5NIVERSITY AND THE STATE OF !LABAMA 3MITH LOGGED THOUSANDS OF TRAVEL MILES BY HORSE AND BUGGY ACROSS THE STATE INVESTIGATING THE MINERAL AND GEOLOGICAL WEALTH THAT LAY WAITING

AND PREFERRED TO ENRICH THE 5NIVERSITY RATHER THAN HIMSELF WITH HIS lNDINGS 7HEN ASKED WHY HE DIDNT USE HIS WORK TO MAKE HIMSELF WEALTHY THE SLENDER PROFESSOR SAID IN HIS QUIET WAY h-Y DISCOVERIES BELONGED TO THE PEOPLEv 4HE COLLECTIONS OF THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM EXISTED LONG BEFORE 3MITH (ALL DID &ROM THE TIME THE STATE LEGISLATURE VOTED TO FORM THE 5NIVERSITY PEOPLE DONATED SPECIMENS FOR SCIENTIlC CATALOGING AND STUDY 0ROFESSOR -ICHAEL 4UOMEY GATHERED ITEMS FROM ONE END OF THE STATE TO THE

Smith Hall, as it exists today, on the University of Alabama campus.

OTHER BUT ALMOST ALL WERE LOST IN  WHEN &EDERAL TROOPS BURNED THE CAMPUS !S THE 5NIVERSITY WAS GRADUALLY REBUILT AFTER THE WAR

SO WERE THE VARIOUS MUSEUM COLLECTIONS 3MITH DONATED MANY ITEMS ALONG WITH BOOKS FROM HIS OWN LIBRARY /THER PATRONS AND NATURAL HISTORY STUDENTS SENT ITEMS WHICH WERE STUFFED INTO n AND EVENTUALLY SPILLED OUT OF n EVERY AVAILABLE STORAGE SPACE )N  IT WAS DECIDED TO BUILD A FACILITY FOR BIOLOGY CLASSES THE GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT

4HE EVENT WILL ALLOW ATTENDEES TO VIEW lRST HAND THE hDOCUMENTS AND SOUVENIRSv THAT WERE CAREFULLY SEALED INSIDE THE COPPER BOX TIME CAPSULE AND PLACED IN THE CORNERSTONE AT THE BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION 4HE EVENT ALSO WILL UNVEIL AN EXHIBITION OF HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS DEPICTING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING AND THE EARLY DAYS OF THE MUSEUM 3MITH (ALL THE lRST BUILDING IN THE STATE DESIGNED AS A MUSEUM WAS COMPLETED IN  UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF PROFESSOR %UGENE !LLEN 3MITH STATE GEOLOGIST FOR  YEARS

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:40;//(33/64,*6405. ( 7 9 0 3    ; /    ( 4    7 4 The public is invited to celebrate the centennial of Smith Hall with refreshments and open the time capsule which has been sealed in the buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cornerstone for 100 years.

Randy Mecredy removes cornerstone from west wall of Smith Hall. A sealed copper box time capsule is located in the interior of the cornerstone.

AND THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY AND THE !LABAMA -USEUM OF .ATURAL (ISTORY 3MITH (ALL WAS BUILT OF GRAY )NDIANA LIMESTONE AND YELLOW -ISSOURI BRICK WITH CLASSROOM WINGS mANKING THE THREE STORY CENTER AND EIGHT )ONIC COLUMNS TO MARK THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING ! MARBLE STAIRCASE LEADS TO THE GRAND GALLERY ON THE SECOND mOOR 5! ART PROFESSOR 2OBERT -ELLOWN WROTE OF THIS DISPLAY SPACE hx 4HE BIG SUNLIT ROOM IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFULLY PROPORTIONED INTERIORS ON CAMPUSv -ORE DISPLAY SPACE OCCUPIED THE THIRD mOOR AND THE BASEMENT BECAME THE VAST STORAGE CLOSET FOR COLLECTIONS NOT CURRENTLY ON VIEW ! NEW TIME CAPSULE ALSO WILL BE PLACED IN THE BUILDING AND A COMMITTEE IS CURRENTLY DECIDING ON THE ITEMS THAT SHOULD lLL IT h.O DOUBT WE WILL HAVE SOMETHING RELATED TO WINNING OUR LATEST NATIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP v -ECREDY SAID .OT ONLY WOULD A CHAMPIONSHIP ITEM BE TIMELY IT WOULD REmECT ON 3MITHS FAMOUS LOVE FOR 5! SPORTS 7HEN HE WASNT TRAVELING THE MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS OF THE STATE HE WAS SERVING ON 5!S ATHLETIC COMMITTEE DEVISING WAYS TO FUND 5NIVERSITY TEAMS (IS SPECIAL PASSION WAS BASEBALL AND HE EVEN SCORED SOME OF THE GAMES ! COMMENT BOOK WILL ALSO BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR SUGGESTIONS OF ITEMS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NEW TIME CAPSULE THAT WILL BE DEDICATED ON -AY   ALMOST  YEARS TO THE DAY WHEN 3MITH (ALL WAS DEDICATED AT THE 5NIVERSITYS COMMENCEMENT ON -AY 



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Fossil insect trackway from UA Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s natural history collections.

$2 2/9 * "%#+%-%9%2 A RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT THE +ANSAS 5NIVERSITY .ATURAL (ISTORY -USEUM RECENTLY VISITED THE 5! -USEUMS NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS TO RESEARCH THE FOSSIL INSECT WING TRACKWAYS IN THE PALEONTOLOGY COLLECTION $URING HIS VISIT $R "ECKEMEYER ALSO GAVE A LECTURE TO THE !LABAMA 0ALEONTOLOGICAL 3OCIETY $R "ECKEMEYER STUDIES THE TAXONOMY AND BIOLOGY OF DRAGONmIES ROBBER mIES AND OTHER INSECTS 0ALEOZOIC FOSSIL INSECTS AND THE BIOMECHANICS AND EVOLUTION OF mIGHT IN NATURE (E IS ON THE EDITORIAL BOARDS OF The Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, Odonatologica AND Notulae Odonatologicae. &OR MORE INFORMATION ON HIS RESEARCH VISIT HTTPWWWWINDSOFKANSASCOM

â&#x20AC;&#x153;No museum worthy of the name ever was or ever will be complete: it is always growing. We look rather to the future than to the past. . . a museum, like a library, encourages invention and effort and so makes the state richer indirectly. Museums, like libraries and universities, are a glory to any State, the best proof of its progress and the best assurance to its safety.â&#x20AC;? %UGENE !LLEN 3MITH  M

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4 6 < 5 + = 0 3 3 , > , 3 * 6 4 , :  J A N E T  W YAT T 7E ARE VERY PLEASED TO WELCOME *ANET 7YATT TO OUR STAFF AT -OUNDVILLE !RCHAEOLOGICAL 0ARK AS -USEUM 3TORE 3UPERVI SOR )N THIS POSITION

*ANET WILL MANAGE THE OPERATIONS OF THE NEW h+NOTTED "IRD 'IFTSv RETAIL STORE AND THE h"LACK 7ARRIOR #OFFEE #OMPANYv CAFÏ IN THE RENOVATED MUSEUM FACILITY *ANET BRINGS A WEALTH OF EXPERI ENCE FROM MANY YEARS MANAGING SEVERAL 4USCALOOSA AREA SPECIALTY AND GIFT STORES AND RESTAURANTS *ANET IS A NATIVE OF THE -OUNDVILLE AREA AND HAS BEEN A LIFELONG VISITOR OF THE PARK *ANET SAYS THAT SHE hIS THRILLED TO BE A PART OF THIS EXCITING NEW CHAPTER IN -OUNDVILLES HISTORY 4HE NEW GIFT SHOP WILL OFFER A LARGE VARIETY OF WONDERFUL .ATIVE !MERICAN ARTS AND CRAFTS AND OTHER HIGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS )T WILL ALSO BE A GREAT PLACE TO ENJOY SOME GREAT COFFEE AND TAKE IN THE AWESOME VIEW OF THE MOUNDSv

MOUNDVILLE POTTERY – a Social Context %2). 0(),,)03 A GRADUATE STUDENT IN THE 5NIVERSITY OF !LABAMAS $EPARTMENT OF !NTHROPOLOGY IS CURRENTLY COMPLETING HER DISSERTATION RESEARCH USING THE 5! -USEUMS ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS %RIN IS LOOKING AT THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF THE PRODUCTION AND USE OF POTTERY WITH ENGRAVED REPRESENTATIONAL ART FROM THE -OUNDVILLE #HIEFDOM %RIN IS ACCOMPLISHING THIS ANALYSIS BY PHOTOGRAPHING AND DRAWING THE DESIGNS ENGRAVED ON A LARGE NUMBER OF VESSELS AND SHERDS FROM BOTH THE 5! -USEUMS AND 3MITHSONIANS COLLECTIONS %RIN IS CREATING ROLL OUT DRAWINGS SO SHE CAN MORE EASILY COMPARE THE DESIGNS

< 7 * 6 4 0 5 .  * / 6 * ;( >  5 ( . 7 9 (  * 6 5 - , 9 , 5 * , MAY 19-21 MOUNDVILLE CONFERENCE CENTER OF THE #HOCTAW !NCESTORS v WILL BRING TOGETHER #HOCTAW SCHOLARS

FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND MUSEUM PROFESSIONALS TO DISCUSS ISSUES SURROUNDING THE .!'02! LAW THAT WAS PASSED SOME  YEARS AGO AND ITS EFFECT ON THE #HOCTAW 4HE CONFERENCE IS BEING FUNDED BY A FEDERAL .!'02! GRANT OBTAINED BY THE #HOCTAW .ATION OF /KLAHOMA .!'02! THE ACRONYM FOR THE .ATIVE !MERICAN 'RAVES 0ROTECTION AND 2EPATRIATION !CT WAS CONGRESSIONALLY ENACTED IN  TO ADDRESS THE RIGHTS OF LINEAL DESCENDANTS )NDIAN TRIBES AND .ATIVE (AWAIIAN ORGANIZATIONS TO .ATIVE !MERICAN HUMAN REMAINS FUNERARY OBJECTS SACRED OBJECTS AND OBJECTS OF CULTURAL PATRIMONY WITH WHICH THEY ARE AFlLIATED "RIEmY THE LAW REQUIRES MUSEUMS AND FEDERAL AGENCIES TO CONSULT WITH TRIBES AND .ATIVE (AWAIIAN ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDE SUMMARIES AND INVENTORIES OF THEIR COLLECTIONS AND UPON RECEIPT OF A VALID CLAIM REPATRIATE CULTURAL ITEMS TO THE APPROPRIATE PARTIES 4HE LAW IS MUCH MORE COMPLEX THAN THIS BUT IN GENERAL IT WAS PASSED TO INITIATE A DIALOGUE BETWEEN MUSEUM PERSONNEL AND .ATIVE !MERICANS THAT MAY HAVE A CULTURAL AFlLIATION IN SPECIlC MUSEUMS COLLECTIONS 4HERE ARE MANY PERSPECTIVES ON WHAT .!'02! DOES AND DOES NOT DO 4HE CONFERENCE WILL DISCUSS #HOCTAW GENESIS AND HISTORY ARCHAEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE PAST RELATIONSHIPS TO -OUNDVILLES ARCHAEOLOGICAL RECORD AND INCLUDE TOURS OF THE SITE AND COLLECTIONS

Choctaw weaver, Minnie Bell, demonstrates basket weaving at Moundville Archaeological Park.

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A .!'02! CONSULTATION CONFERENCE FOR THE #HOCTAW )NDIAN .ATION IN THE .ELSON *ONES #ONFERENCE "UILDING AT -OUNDVILLE !RCHAEOLOGICAL 0ARK ON -AY   4HE CONFERENCE TITLED h#HAHTA 4IKBA !IISHT !NUMPOLI 3PEAKING

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5,>:;(--4,4),9¶+91(4,:7(9/(4*<9(;696-7(3,65;636.@ 4HE !LABAMA -USEUM OF .ATURAL (ISTORY IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT $R *AMES h*IMv 0ARHAM HAS JOINED THE STAFF AS #URATOR OF 0ALEONTOLOGY *IM EARNED HIS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN 'EOLOGY FROM THE 5NIVERSITY OF 2HODE )SLAND AND A 0H$ IN )NTEGRATIVE "IOLOGY FROM THE 5NIVERSITY OF #ALIFORNIA AT "ERKELEY "OTH HIS UNDERGRADUATE THESIS AND DOCTORAL DISSERTATION WERE ON THE SUBJECT OF FOSSIL SEA TURTLES (E JOINS US AFTER POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN MOLECULAR SYSTEMATIC AT THE *OINT 'ENOME )NSTITUTE IN 7ALNUT #REEK #! AND BIOINFORMATICS AT THE &IELD -USEUM OF .ATURAL (ISTORY IN #HICAGO ), *IM HAS A LONGSTANDING COMMITMENT TO MUSEUM BASED RESEARCH AND IS A PASSIONATE ADVOCATE FOR NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS (IS RESEARCH INTERESTS INCLUDE STUDYING EVOLUTION BY INTEGRATING PALEONTOLOGY WITH MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS !LTHOUGH *IM HAS STUDIED SNAKES

LIZARDS FROGS AND SALAMANDERS HIS SPECIALTY IS TURTLES AND SO HE IS EXCITED TO BE IN !LABAMA BECAUSE OF ITS RICH TURTLE BIODIVERSITY BOTH LIVING AND FOSSIL  4URTLE REASONS ASIDE *IM IS ALSO EXCITED TO BE IN !LABAMA BECAUSE MUCH OF HIS FAMILY LIVE IN THE STATE AND MANY ARE EVEN ALUMNI OF THE 5NIVERSITY OF !LABAMA

Dr. James Parham studying fossil turtle exhibit

*IM AND HIS WIFE 3ARAH 2IEBOLDT ALSO A PALEONTOLOGIST ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO EXPLORING THEIR NEW HOME REGION 4HEIR HOBBIES INCLUDE BEING IN NATURE lNDING WILDLIFE EXPLORING GEOLOGY AND HISTORY AND WATCHING FOOTBALL


Chronicle April 7, 2010  

Alabama Museum's Monthly Publications

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