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Landmark Park expands agriculture museum

Alabama Agricultural Museum curator Kari Barley explains how artifacts like the loom pictured...
Alabama Agricultural Museum curator Kari Barley explains how artifacts like the loom pictured will be incorporated into the new exhibit (Source: WTVY)(WTVY)
Published: Nov. 14, 2019 at 5:16 PM CST
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Exciting changes are coming to Landmark Park’s agricultural museum.

“We are building a brand new exhibit inside the museum so its going to be a brand new face, great new thing for the community to come out and enjoy," explained museum curator Kari Barley.

The new exhibit will allow attendees to walk through the agriculture process.

“You’ll have a cabin you can walk through a field that you’ll actually get to walk through, a barn, a warehouse, a general store so you’re going to get to see the product all the way from its birth to when it gets sold," Barley said."

For Barley, an area as rich in agricultural history as the Wiregrass was the perfect choice.

“Museums bring history to life, so it brings history off of the pages, and this area is just full of wonderful history. So, it’s a great treasure."

And for the community, something to take pride in.

“It is the agriculture museum of the state. So, for it to be here in Dothan and the Wiregrass it means a lot," said David Jay, who works with Landmark Park. "We can keep the heritage alive of these farmers that are here in the Wiregrass.”

The new exhibit is expected to open in the first quarter of 2020.