Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum
We are proud to be home to the Kathryn Tucker Windham museum, which is dedicated to preserve her legacy as a journalist, photographer and storyteller.
Celebrating the amazing life of Kathryn Tucker Windham 1918-2011
Kathryn Tucker Windham spent most of her career recording and preserving Alabama's history and folklore. Coastal Alabama Community College in Thomasville opened the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum with a celebration of her 85th birthday on June 1, 2003.
The museum, housed in the college's library building, takes visitors through Ms. Windham's early childhood in Thomasville, her career as a journalist and her rise to national attention as a storyteller. An exhibit covering her one-woman show on the life of Julia Tutwiler features the costume she wore in productions across the state. The Windham Room, a reading and archive room, includes photos and accompanying stories beginning with Ms. Windham's earliest photos taken with a Kodak Brownie camera she received at age 12. When completed, this room will include rocking chairs with audio hook-ups allowing visitors to sit and listen to recorded stories told by Ms. Windham.
The museum also includes a sculpture of Ms. Windham by Alabama folk artist Charlie Lucas.
The museum is located on the Coastal Alabama campus on Highway 43 South in Thomasville.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
For more information, call Coastal Alabama Community College, 334-637-3146.
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