The idea, Ward said, was to condense a lot of the information found on historic markers throughout the city onto museum-style panels in one location.
"Many people will learn something they didn't know before, and it will encourage them to go and explore the many historic sites the city has to offer," he said.
The exhibit features a timeline of events in
Ward received help in creating the project, including from historians
Neeley said the exhibit helps tell
"This is the best historic exhibit placed on an old cotton slide, probably ever," she said.
The fact that the presentation of the new exhibit was on the same day as the city being voted the Best Historic City on was not lost on Mayor
"This is the consummate event that just puts an exclamation mark on getting the Best Historic City designation," Strange said.
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