(Capitol Beat) The board of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association Monday selected Birmingham- and Nashville-based Warner Museums to design new history exhibits for Memorial Hall at Stone Mountain Park.
Warner has experience designing exhibits that address the South’s complex history of racism, including at Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, the Negro Southern League Museum and the Montgomery Bus Station Freedom Riders Museum.
“This park, and the new exhibits, offer a unique opportunity for presenting history in a way that informs, educates, and challenges people to learn about their shared history,” said the Rev. Abraham Mosley, chairman of the board. “After having seen their work up close, we have no doubt that the fine folks at Warner Museums can do that.”
The board selected Warner Museums from a list of six applicants after visiting some of the company’s sites in person. Board members were impressed with exhibits they saw from Warner at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church site, where four Black girls were killed in a bombing in 1963, and the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.
“The exhibit galleries will explore the complete and complex history of Stone Mountain, and I would point out this is only the beginning of a longer process…