Negro Southern League Museum

Pushing well past midnight to meet the sneak peak deadline for the city of Birmingham, the hard-working hands of ExpoDisplays and Method-1 executed an amazing installation. A project several years in the making finally came to fruition before an invitation only VIP crowd prior to the Birmingham Baron’s game Saturday, July 4.  The baseball memorabilia of Birmingham resident Dr. Layton Revel, is the sole collection within the exhibit.  But what is housed in the museum is only about 1/10 of Dr. Revel’s extensive collection.

Robert Donovan, Director of Design and Production Design said, “I was completely blown away by the expanse of Dr. Revel’s collection.  It has such variety.  His collection includes memorabilia from the 1800’s all the way to modern day items.”

 The collection also includes over 1500 signed baseballs.  Mrs. Revel graciously presented one to the ExpoDisplays workers to sign as well to be preserved within the collection itself. The 15,750-square-foot museum includes 8,700 square feet of exhibit space designed by ExpoDisplays and 7,050 square feet for special events, a rooftop restaurant and a gift shop all beyond the left field fence beautiful REGIONS Field.

View the photo gallery below and you can visit the baseball museum off 1st Avenue South and 16 Street South just South of Rail Road Park.