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RB Civitan honors Morrow

The Red Bay Museum and Red Bay Civitan Club will be dedicating the museum’s Native American Display in honor of Johnny Mack Morrow at the Red Bay Museum in downtown Red Bay, March 24 at 2 p.m.

Museum director Scotty Kennedy said the museum is “fortunate and very thankful to have had someone in (Morrow’s) position to help the museum from its beginning in a variety of ways.

“We will be forever grateful for his dedication in serving the people in his district and improving the way of life for its citizens now and for future generations,” Kennedy added.

The museum will be open from 1:30-4 p.m. with no admission fee, although donations will be accepted, and Kennedy said the public is invited to attend.

“This is an excellent time for anyone to visit the museum, especially for those that are not able to come during the week at the regular hours,” Kennedy said.

The museum contains exhibits on landmarks from Red Bay with artifacts and memorabilia, including the original Hotel Red Bay lobby, soda fountain, theatre, church, bank, school and many more. The tour of the museum ends with a display on Tammy Wynette, who called Red Bay her hometown, since it was the closest town she lived to.

The dedication in Morrow’s honor will highlight his history, living his entire life in Franklin County, and document his many contributions and achievements, including his teaching career at Northwest Alabama Junior College and his many years of service as a state legislator.

The items in the display were discovered through archaeological digs on Morrow’s property, Cypress Cove Farm, in Red Bay.