**For Immediate Release**
Birmingham, AL –
After years of planning, the Negro Southern League Museum is opening today, Friday, August 28. This project was designed locally by Method-1 Interiors, a division of ExpoDisplays. The 5,000+ square foot exhibit area was designed by Method-1, built by their skilled craftsman on site at the Birmingham facility, and installed at the new museum by the team that specializes in museum mounting and installation.
The museum highlights Birmingham’s history in African-American baseball. The amazing collection covers national and local memorabilia and with a tremendous time span of history. The museum features many interactive exhibits. Dr. Layton Revel, the Founder of the Center for Negro League Research, is the Historian of the expansive collection. Featured in the collection are thousands of signed baseballs, game used equipment and authentic uniforms including a 1940s game worn uniform of Satchel Paige from Bob Feller’s historic barnstorming tour.
“This is unlike any other museum in the United States. Method-1 took anything I could have ever imagined for this museum and surpassed it tenfold! I knew the talent that existed here but after seeing their creativity put into action this way, I was completely blown away. They did a brilliant job of taking our story, the artifacts, the history and turning it into something truly unbelievable,” said Layton Revel in response to Method-1’s execution of the project.
Grand Opening festivities will be held TODAY outside of the Negro Southern League Museum. In attendance will be Mayor William Bell, Dr. and Mrs. Layton Revel, other Birmingham dignitaries, former ball players and the creative staff of ExpoDisplays and Method-1.
For more information expodisplays.com/negro-southern-league-museum/
ExpoDisplays was founded in 1970 as one of the first portable/modular trade show exhibit manufacturers. Over the years custom exhibit services were added including design, fabrication, storage and management of custom trade show exhibits. Method-1 Interiors was created in 2008 to take the same innovation and creativity into branded environments and museums. We are proudly located in Birmingham, Alabama, the heart of the South.
Date: August 28, 2015
Media Contact: Terri Parker
Phone: 205-439-8213 / 256-653-4014