UAH hosts Apollo 11 anniversary exhibit

Jul 11, 2019

Rocket City is launching its 50th anniversary of the moon landing this weekend.

The University of Alabama at Huntsville is celebrating the landing of the Apollo 11 on the moon. There will be an echibit held in the UAH library called "To land on the Moon: Huntsville and the Space Program." This exhibit will be open for two weeks and will display original and duplicates of documents and pictures.

Reagan Grimsley is head of special collections and archives at UAH and shared what visitors can expect to see at the exhibit.

"We are doing duplications of documents. We have some of the originals on hand," he said. "Some of the types of things that you would see would be the types of programs from the time period. We have excerpts of diaries. One of the neatest ones, I personally think, is from Ernghard Stuhlinger who is Earnest Stuhlinger's wife."

Grimsley said that in her diary you get insight into what she was worried about as the wife of an engineer.

Huntsville's role in the moon landing starts with Redstone Arsenal and the exhibit takes visitors through events from 1945 to the time of the moon landing in 1969. The museum is free and open to the public.