July 30, 2018

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

FREEDOM RIDES MUSEUM CELEBRATES EXTENDED HOURS

For Immediate Release
July 25, 2018

 
Media Contact: Jacqulyn Kirkland, 334-230-2690
or jacqulyn.kirkland@ahc.alabama.gov

Celebrating Extended Hours with Special Guest
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
2:00-4:00pm
Freedom Rides Museum (210 S Court St, Montgomery AL)


Join us to celebrate the Freedom Rides Museum’s extended hours! The Freedom Rides Museum has seen a surge in visitation from all over the world, as Montgomery becomes an increasingly popular destination to learn about Civil Rights history.

Beginning August 1, 2018, the new hours will be

Tuesdays – Fridays from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Join us on August 1, 2018 at 2:00pm to meet Civil Rights veteran and Freedom Rider Dr. Bernard Lafayette, who will speak about his experiences during the 1961 Freedom Rides, including being attacked at the Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station.

Fee: Regular admission - $5 adults, $4 senior/AAA/college, $3 youth, $12 for family groups. As a Blue Star Museum, all active-duty military and up to five family members admitted for free from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

For more information contact The Freedom Rides Museum at FreedomRidesMuseum@gmail.com or
334-414-8647.


Find the Freedom Rides Museum on Facebook or visit ahc.alabama.gov

About the Freedom Rides Museum
Working with concerned citizens, The Alabama Historical Commission saved the Greyhound Bus Station from demolition in the mid-1990s. The Museum is located at the intersection of S. Court St. and Adams Avenue in downtown Montgomery. An award-winning exhibit on the building's exterior traces the Freedom Riders' history. It uses words and images of the Freedom Riders, those who supported them, and those who opposed them. Interior exhibits highlight additional information on the Freedom Riders and the way in which buildings were designed for racial segregation. Today, the Alabama Historical Commission operates this significant site.

About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit ahc.alabama.gov  



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