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UAH Salmon Library Special Collections and Archives Apollo 50th Open House




UAH Salmon Library Special Collections and Archives Apollo 50 Open House


Apollo 11 Liftoff, Courtesy NASA

The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives and Special Collections invites the community to enjoy an afternoon of Apollo history at the M. Louis Salmon Library on Sunday, July 14 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The event will include behind-the-scenes tours of the archives, a showing of documentary When We Were Apollo, an opportunity to to record personal memories of Apollo, and an Apollo history exhibit curated by Archives and Special Collections staff. Light refreshments with a 1960's theme will be served. This event is open to the public. For more information, contact us at or 256-824-6523.



This will serve as the opening event for the exhibit "To Land on the Moon: Huntsville and the Apollo Program" which highlights Huntsville's contributions to the space race and Apollo program on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Featuring rare and unique photographs and manuscripts from the UAH Archives and Special Collections, the exhibit highlights the personal perspectives and technical expertise of the Huntsvillians who took us to the moon. The exhibit also examines the impact of the aerospace industry on the development of UAH and the city of Huntsville during the 1960's. "To Land on the Moon" is curated by UAH Archives and Special Collections staff.

This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, contact or call 256-824-6523.


Photograph of Apollo 11 Launch Courtesy NASA