Ol’ Curiosities and Book Shoppe and Monroe County Heritage Museum present: Forgotten Alabama & More Forgotten Alabama photographer Glenn Wills at Old Courthouse Museum

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Huntsville, Alabama native Glenn Wills has taken nearly 15,000 pictures across all 67 counties in the state of Alabama. It began when one day Glenn noticed an old car by the side of the road, but realized that he didn’t have a camera with him to capture the moment. From that moment, Glenn set out to photograph “forgotten” physical reminders of our past. His photographs range from abandoned stores and buildings to old cars and houses, and more.

Glenn took his collection of photographs and turned them into not one, but two photography books: Forgotten Alabama and More Forgotten Alabama.

Glenn will be at the Old Courthouse Museum in Monroeville, Alabama next Thursday February 23rd from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Forgotten Alabama and More Forgotten Alabama will both be available for purchase, and Glenn will be happy to autograph them. He will also be sharing a PowerPoint presentation that will take viewers on a journey, explaining how the project came to be and showing examples of his photography. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session with Glenn.

We hope to see as many of our friends as possible next Thursday to meet Glenn and explore and discuss Forgotten Alabama and More Forgotten Alabama at the Old Courthouse Museum.

If you can’t wait until next week and want a sneak peek of Glenn’s work, visit https://www.facebook.com/forgottenalabamathebook/.

 

For questions or further information, please contact one of the following:

Nathan Carter

Old Courthouse Museum

251-575-7433

mchm@frontiernet.net

Ann Mote
Ol’ Curiosities & Book Shoppe
251-575-1050
ocbookshoppe@gmail.com

Truman Capote Other Voices Book Club

Other Voices, Other Rooms

Other Voices, Other RoomsLast month, the Friends of the Library, the Monroe County Museum, and Monroeville Main Street collaborated efforts and started a book club that honors another one of our local literary heroes, Truman Capote. Going forward, this club will meet once a month at the Monroe County Museum and discuss a Capote book over a “brown bag” lunch.

This month’s meeting will be held this Thursday, March 10th at noon. The book being discussed this month is “Other Voices, Other Rooms.” Alabama Southern Community College librarian Alisha Linam  will be leading the discussion. She will also be announcing the line-up for this year’s Alabama Writer’s Symposium, which will be held March 31st-April 1st.

About Other Voices, Other Rooms

Published in 1984 and written in Southern Gothic style, Other Voices, Other Rooms was Capote’s first published novel. It has been said that Capote was drawn to write this book after taking a walk in the woods while living here in Monroeville, Alabama.  Other Voices, Other Rooms is a coming-of-age story and features themes of searching, alienation, and self-acceptance. It has also been said that this novel is in a way, an autobiography of Capote himself.

If you are local, and you are interested in attending this months book club, don’t forget to bring your own lunch! Come prepared to discuss this wonderful book with other book lovers. If you have questions or need more information, please call Anne Marie Bryan at 251-362-0433 or Nathan Carter at 251-575-7433.

We hope to see you there!