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Pharmacy Museum

On February 9, 1985, the Alabama Pharmacy Association held the dedication ceremonies of a museum which recreated an authentic 1930’s drugstore. The opening of the museum was the culmination of hundreds of hours spent by the Museum Committee members soliciting memorabilia and financial contributions, refurbishing fixtures, cleaning and cataloging artifacts, and meeting to maintain the momentum with which the project was begun. The Museum Committee consisted of James Kuykendall - Chairman, Clyde Butler, Gene Cox, Peggy Harrison, James Kessler, Clayton Kyser, Mary Lancaster, Carolyn Lipscomb, Allison Scruggs, and W.W. Walker.

The project, begun in 1984 when APA moved its offices from Birmingham to Montgomery, is a showcase for the Association’s reputation and heritage of the profession of pharmacy, not only in Alabama, but across the country. Individuals too numerous to name generously donated items and money to make the museum a reality.

Initially located at 340 Dexter Avenue in Montgomery, the museum was forced to move when, in 1990, the building in which the museum was housed was condemned by the state of Alabama, so that a Judicial complex could be built. APA negotiated with the Alabama Landmarks Foundation to house the museum in Old Alabama Town.

The museum has served as a reminder to the public and profession about the history of the profession of pharmacy.

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