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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

Artifacts from The Grove Plantation
This summer (Time TBD)

2nd Floor Exhibits

Now on display through Summer 2022:

Huntsville's Dahling: Tallulah Bankhead

Huntsville through Artists' Eyes


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

Traveling Exhibits

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

Huntsville's Textile Mills
Occupied Huntsville (Civil War)
Founding Huntsville
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.