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UWF Historic Trust hosts exhibit highlighting former U.S. Congressman Earl Hutto

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UWF Historic Trust hosts exhibit highlighting former U.S. Congressman Earl Hutto

The University of West Florida Historic Trust announces the opening of its newest exhibit, “Cotton Fields to Congress,” which highlights the political career of Earl Hutto. The exhibit will be on view beginning June 1 in the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum.

The exhibit replicates the feel of a campaign headquarters on election night and traces Hutto’s career from the Alabama cotton fields into the broadcasting field and eventually into state and national politics. A pictorial biography and timeline showcases former Congressman Hutto’s interactions with local and national military personnel, political figures and celebrities. The exhibit features memorabilia and artifacts from his eight terms of political service, including a vignette of his congressional office. In his travels around the world, Hutto never forgot his local roots. The exhibit pays tribute to his efforts and accomplishments on behalf of Northwest Florida and explains how Hutto earned the title “Captain Supreme.”

The T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from noon until 4 p.m.

For more information about UWF Historic Trust, visit historicpensacola.org.

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