SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Isabel Anderson Comer Museum and Arts Center received a generous $750.00 donation from Sammy Dodson, Chairman of Board of Building and Construction Trade Group, Inc. on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

The Building and Construction Trade Group is a non-profit corporation that was formed in 1967 to provide community services.  The group has contributed over $200,000 to local charities and community groups over the past ten years, including volunteer fire departments, youth programs, handicapped athletes and athletics, educational groups, libraries, humane societies, and non-profit groups in the seven county area surrounding Birmingham.

The museum was opened in 1982 and is named for its founder, Mrs. Isabel Anderson Comer, who conceived the idea in 1977.  After several years of meetings, planning, and negotiations, the museum opened its doors in 1982. Prior to becoming a museum, the building was a public library.  It was through Mrs. Comer’s inspiration and untiring efforts, along with help from many other Sylacaugans, that brought the metamorphosis from a library to a museum.

The mission of The Isabel Anderson Comer Museum & Arts Center is to promote the social, cultural, and historical arts in the community; and to provide access to the arts and humanities by providing artistic expositions, displays, lectures, and cultural events through the involvement of civic, community, educational, and social organizations.  These activities are planned to encourage preservation of artifacts important to the region, provide a forum for artistic expression in our service area, and promote and provide educational experiences for schools, churches, clubs, and individuals.

Through invaluable community support and donations, the Isabel Anderson Comer Museum is able to display a wide collection of local history artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia of the local area.

Kim Ellison for SylacaugaNews.com | © 2017, SylacaugaNews.com/Marble City Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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