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Horseback Visionaries: Noble & Tyler Create the Model City
Now showing, Anniston Museum Zig-Zag Hall Gallery
Open during regular Museum hours; included in regular Museum admission
In celebration of the City of Anniston’s 130th anniversary, Anniston Museum presents Horseback Visionaries: Noble & Tyler Create the Model City. This new temporary exhibit explores Anniston’s historical roots, from the chance meeting of Samuel Noble and General Daniel Tyler and their exploration of the area on horseback, through the founding of Woodstock Iron Company in 1872, to the incorporation of this elaborately planned town in 1883.
To entice additional investors, Noble and Tyler’s first buildings were created to make a memorable first impression on travelers. As new visitors disembarked from the train station, the ornate Anniston Land Company and the luxurious Anniston Inn were the first sights in their field of view. Seeing the great potential of the area made manifest in things like our early architecture, many visitors chose to stay and join the Anniston community. Early life in Anniston was enhanced by art and culture, and through many new examples of beautiful architecture, such as the Anniston Inn, Noble Opera House, and various European-styled churches, all patterned after famous structures.
Horseback Visionaries: Noble & Tyler Create the Model City features architectural components from Anniston Land Company, as well as historic photographs and graphics. Also featured are wall-sized reproductions of Anniston’s earliest maps and exhibits showing items of commonly available clothing, medical implements, stock certificates, weapons, postcards, and other historic artifacts from this important period in Anniston’s history.
Horseback Visionaries: Noble & Tyler Create the Model City is on exhibit in Anniston Museum’s gallery and is included in regular Museum admission.
Programs and Events
UK/Chelsea Flower Show Trip
Trip scheduled for May 17, 2014
This May you can take the trip of a lifetime and benefit the Longleaf Botanical Gardens at the same time! Visit London, the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court, Kew Gardens, Windsor Castle and much more on this 8-day trip scheduled for May 17, 2014. Cost includes air travel, hotel accommodations, nine meals and more. Want to sign up? Simply contact Robbie Ginn at R&R Travel 256-831-2323. A portion of the travel fees benefits Anniston Museum’s Longleaf Botanical Gardens.
Click this link to view a short video from the travel agency ... http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid798983084001?bctid=1443503547001
Click the following link for a PDF brochure describing the trip ...
General Hours and Admission: Valid through Memorial Day, 2014
Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday, 1-5pm
Closed Mondays now through Memorial Day
***** No tickets will be sold after 4:30pm, in order to assure visitors are able to view and enjoy everything. *****
Note: Nature Space Discovery Room closes daily at 4pm, and Anniston Museum Store closes daily at 4:45 pm. If you wish to take advantage of these areas, please plan your visit accordingly.
$6 per adult; $ 5.50 per senior (age 60+); $5 per child (ages 4-17); children under 3 are free
***** Extra cost for some special programs and events*. Call for details. *****
Members are required to show cards for all family members for free admission: If your cards have been lost or stolen, contact the membership department right away for replacement: firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-237-6766 ext. 120
Founded in 1930, Anniston Museum of Natural History is a nationally accredited museum with the purpose of enhancing public knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of living things and their environments. The Museum preserves and studies collections that relate to humankind and the natural environment and interprets these through interdisciplinary exhibits and programs. The Museum is committed to providing educational, recreational, and economic benefits which will improve the quality of life for diverse audiences. Exit 185 off I-20 between Birmingham and Atlanta. North on State Hwy 21 seven miles. Anniston Museum is located in Lagarde Park at the intersection of State Hwys 21/431.