Women in Alabama Politics

March 10 – June 30, 2016
Second Floor Lobby

This exhibit in the second floor lobby explored the role of women in Alabama’s history from suffrage to the present through textiles, artifacts, photos, documents, and campaign ephemera. It featured the inaugural suit worn by Alabama’s first female governor, Lurleen Wallace, and the ballgown worn by Alabama First Lady Jamelle Folsom to her husband, James “Big Jim” Folsom’s 1955 inaugural ball.