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Kathryn Tucker Windham Birthday and Celebration

June 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Guest will enjoyed a bus tour of Windham childhood landmarks while listening to stories associated with these hometown sites. After the bus tour, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey characters will woo the audience with ghost stories before leading them on a tour of the Kathryn Tucker Windham Library and Museum. Following lunch and birthday cake, attendees will enjoy a special Windham presentation to be announced at a later date. Each registered attendee will receive a 2015 Limited Edition Windham Medallion. 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. See items from Windham’s early Thomasville years, including her baby booties, Thomasville Times Press Pass, prized Brownie Camera, and much more. The museum also includes a sculpture of Ms. Windham by Alabama folk artist Charlie Lucas and quilt by Dorothy Shepard. The Kathryn Tucker Windham Library and Museum is located on the Alabama Southern campus on Highway 43 just south of Thomasville. The museum is open to the public Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Alabama Southern Community College, (334) 637-3146. Summer hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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Date:
June 3, 2016
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum
30755 Hwy. 43 South
Thomasville, AL 36784 United States
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334-637-3146
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