Transportation Museum hosting event showcasing former Queen City Pool


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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyle Hamrick

The Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum is hosting “An Evening at the Pool” on May 21 from 7 to 10 p.m. to showcase the old Queen City Pool with special effects lighting alongside being the last stop of the Flow Tuscaloosa Lantern Parade.

The event is free to the public and food trucks will serve dinner.

An Evening at the Pool is part of the Flow Tuscaloosa Project to restore Hurricane Creek and promote the preservation of the Black Warrior River watershed, and will feature a new special exhibit called Swimming Together.

According to a press release from the museum, the exhibit spotlights “how local history aligned with national trends, (challenges) myths about integration and public pools, and (encourages) community response about swimming with engagement boards.”

“Swimming Together” opened on April 19, and will run through August 27, 2022.

A property of the City of Tuscaloosa managed by The University of Alabama Museums, the museum is free to the public, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and located at 1901 Jack Warner Parkway.

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