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HMCPL Special Collections

HMCPL Special Collections is the community's archive. We empower individuals to seek their past, explore Huntsville and Madison County, and connect with history.

Special Exhibits

To be announced

2nd Floor Exhibits

Now on display through December 2021:

Madison County Heroes, Trailblazers, Talent, and Community Leaders


Permanent Display:
Civil Rights & Public Libraries
Schiffman Family Memorabilia
Huntsville Portraits

Traveling Exhibits

DUE TO CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, we are not loaning out our traveling exhibits until further notice. They are currently all on display at the Downtown Branch.

We will have six traveling exhibits available for loan and display in your school or business:

Huntsville's Mills
Occupied Huntsville (Civil War)
How Huntsville Got Its Name
Huntsville and the Civil Rights Movement
Huntsville's Big Spring
Huntsville & WWII

Interested in hosting an exhibit? Contact Heather Adkins (256.532.2360 or

These exhibits were made possible by a grant from the Huntsville Library Foundation.