The Historic Huntsville Museum won this important national award

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Find Harrison Brothers Hardware at 124 Southside Square in Huntsville. (Audrey Johnson / Hville Blast)

The Historic Huntsville Museum, located inside Harrison Brother’s Hardware, was listed by the National Parks Service to the Reconstruction Era National Historic Network. Both the museum and the building earned this prestigious designation.

This is Alabama’s second site on the list, along with the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site.

About the Historic Huntsville Museum

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Harrison Brothers has been listed on the National Register of Historic places since 1980. (Audrey Johnson / Hville Blast)

The Historic Huntsville Museum showcases Huntsville history in a dedicated space at Harrison Brother’s Hardware. Currently, the exhibit “Brick by Brick: The Legacy of Henderson and Daniel Brandon,” documents noted reconstruction era leaders, the Brandon family. Brandon’s masonry firm built Harrison Brother’s in 1902.

The Reconstruction Era occurred when the nation attempted to rebuild after the Civil War. Currently, the National Park Service oversees the Reconstruction Era National Historic Network, a collection of sites across the country with connections to Reconstruction, to celebrate these historic places.

Huntsville’s long list of national awards

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Huntsville, its businesses and its citizens continue to rack up awards. (Jacob Blankenship / Hville Blast)

The Historic Huntsville Museum joins a long list of national accolades awarded to The Rocket City. Check out these recent stories about the national award wins in the city:

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Audrey Johnson
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