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Celebrate Kathryn Tucker Windham
June 5, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm$20
Registration is $20 per person and includes bus tour, museum tour, Betty Morgan, Wanda Johnson, and Alvin Benn presentations, boxed lunch and commemorative medallion. Call Ginger Bell at 334-636-9642 to register by phone, or mail payment to ASCC, Attention Ginger Bell, Post Office Box 2000, Thomasville, Alabama 36784. Registration deadline is June 2. For event information call Deborah Rankins Tunstall at 334-637-3146 or email email@example.com. Join the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum June 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for A Celebration of Memories in honor of Windham’s June 2 birthday.
Register today to enjoy a bus tour of popular Thomasville landmarks and hear Thomasville natives, Bill Hill and Chris Beverly share Windham stories of Thomasville’s past.
Don’t miss a special book signing with Windham’s daughter, Dilcy Windham Hilley. Recall your kitchen stories as you view the colorful apron display and “Tie One on & Tell a Story” with Betty Morgan, collector of over 250 aprons of which many are over 100 years old. Relax and “Tell Me Your Story” with Wanda Johnson, winner of the Storytelling World Honor Award and Gulf Coast Premier Storyteller. Listen, laugh and learn as Pulitzer Prize nominee and Alabama Press Association Lifetime Achievement recipient, Alvin Benn, tells of Windham’s journey to the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame. Located on the Thomasville campus of Alabama Southern Community College, the museum, housed in the college’s library building, takes visitors through 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. The museum also includes a sculpture of Ms. Windham by Alabama folk artist Charlie Lucas.