May 1, 2018
General Statement
Re: Alabama State Capitol Portraits

The Alabama Historical Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Finance, works to preserve the historic and architectural integrity of the Alabama State Capitol, our seat of government and a working museum of state history and politics.

In order to give visitors an accurate and easily understandable view of Alabama history, the portraits of Alabama governors hang in specific places. For example, the first-floor rotunda exhibits the portraits of the first four governors. In the north and south wings and Supreme Court Library, the portraits hang in chronological order. The Wallace portraits hang with the other mid to late twentieth century governors in the south wing, showing history as a continuum.

Governor George Wallace and Governor Lurleen Wallace are historically significant figures at both the state and national level. The current location of their portraits does not diminish this fact.

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