Bryant 100th Birthday Exhibit Designed By Huntsville Firm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT)– September 11, 2013 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of legendary Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. To commemorate the occasion the Paul W. Bryant Museum is unveiling a new Bryant exhibit.
“We really started getting down to the drawing about a year ago,” said museum director Ken Gaddy. “So to do these exhibits we wanted something permanent here in the museum to celebrate the centennial and to bring something new for the Alabama fans to see.”
The new display covers Bryant’s entire life and also has artifacts never before seen publicly.
The exhibit was designed by Kelton Design in Huntsville. Owner John Kelton says designing this centennial display has been a thrill.
“Oh this was fantastic,” said Kelton. “You are taking an icon of Alabama’s history and you are bringing in some new artifacts to the public.”
He says the process took about 10 months. The museum told him what artifacts they wanted to display and then he started working to make it all fit.
“You measure those artifacts. And then starting with 3D modeling you begin to block out how much room you need to display something.”
The Byrant Museum is located on Bryant Drive in Tuscaloosa.