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1 December 2006

Anniston Museum Winter Calendar of Events

Winter 2006 -2007

Berman Museum of World History

December-January Calendar of Events

Special Exhibitions


All Wound Up

Tuesday, January 2-Saturday, March 31

Changing Exhibits Gallery

With his own brand of humor and whim, Bessemer, Alabama artist, Jason Burnett transforms salvaged materials into timepieces with forms ranging from robots and fanciful machines to post-industrial relics. His careful use of found objects strikes a balance in each work between the refined and unaffected. The pieces embody a playfulness that challenges expectations of what a clock should look like. "Having fun is my motivation and inspiration, and I think people respond to the playfulness in my art. Building the clocks is a way of sneaking back into fourth-grade art class. I get to cover a table with boxes, trinkets, paint, clay, and glue, let my imagination run wild, and build anything I want-from time machines to Dali's dreamscapes." Jason believes that every piece must deliver intrigue and delight - at first sight and for years to come. See these wonderful art clocks in the second floor Changing Exhibits gallery.


January 2007


Home School Safari 

Tuesday and Wednesday, January 23 & 24, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Berman Museum of World History


Home school students and educators are invited to the Museum on these days especially designed for home school families.  Enjoy the opportunity to meet with docents (educational guides) in the Exhibit Halls and attend special programs presented by the staff each day. Home School educators and students are invited to attend the free presentation.

Geography- My Wonderful World on Tuesday, January 23 at 11 a.m.

You will not want to miss this presentation by Dr. Michal LaVassuer Executive Director National Council for Geographic Education  and Dr. Howard Johnson, Professor of Geography and Department Head at JSU. They will not only present a fun and interactive program for students of all ages, they will also bring many resources that educators can take home with them! Program is held in the Museum auditorium.   


On Wednesday, January 24th at 1:30 p.m., families will be given the opportunity to go on a "history hunt" in the exhibit halls, lead by trained educational docents.  This tour will last approximately one hour.  Groups will have the opportunity to visit all four galleries during this time or choose to visit only the ones which support the course of study being focused on at home. If you prefer to do your own scavenger hunt, you can pick one up in the lobby or visit our website at

Programs in the auditorium are free, but admission to the exhibit halls is charged for the history hunt. Memberships can be used for admission and may be purchased at the door.                                        


Sign up during Home School Safari for the Spring Break History Trip 2007 to the Alabama State Archives on March 22, 2007.  Contact Teresa Bradshaw at 256-237-6261 for further details and to make reservations for your family.



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