First Lady Dianne Bentley was honored to participate in the grand opening and ribbon cutting for two new exhibits on Friday at the state Department of Archives and History in Montgomery. The Land of Alabama Exhibit and the First Alabamians exhibit will quickly become popular stops for anyone interested in Alabama's history. These exhibits show the progression of Alabama over time and include artifacts from the past.
Mrs. Bentley has always been an advocate for the state's Department of Archives and began taking her granddaughters there when Governor Robert Bentley was a member of the House of Representatives. Their hands on children's exhibit was a favorite stop but every floor was filled with impressive history. The First Lady hopes that these exhibits and the ones to come, will encourage people to learn more about the state of Alabama.