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New Montgomery historic exhibit unveiled

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

A new Riverfront exhibit was unveiled by multiple Montgomery officials, including Mayor Todd Strange, on Wednesday at the Riverfront Park.

The exhibit was created by Ken Ward for his Eagle Scout Service Project. Ward decided to incorporate some of the most important historical events that happened in Montgomery into a visual display for citizens, tourist and students to enjoy.

The History of Montgomery Outdoor Exhibit showcases Montgomery's history from 1540 to present day with special insight into major historical events. The permanent exhibit will be made up of five museum-quality panels that will be attached to the remains of the last Cotton Slide inside Riverfront Park.

"I came up with the idea because I love history and I saw a void in the Riverfront Park area," Ward said. "Thousands of visitors come to the park for various events throughout the summer. This exhibit will add a great educational feature to the Riverfront."

"We commend Ken for his phenomenal achievement and addition to our Riverfront Park," Mayor Strange said. "The exhibit showcases the story of our city and its role in several seminal moments in our nation's history. It stands as another excellent resource for visitors coming to our city to experience its history, sense of place and revitalization."

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