Mr. Wilson is the Chairman of the Board for the Wilson Hotel Management Company, which is a family-owned company of various diversified businesses. The company was founded in 1952 by his father Kemmons Wilson, Sr. who was the founder of the Holiday Inns.
Findings from the Archaeological Survey of the Site of the New Embassy Suites Hotel
Matthew Gage is the director of the University Of Alabama Office Of Archaeological Research. He directed a team of 25 people on the excavation project.
The building site was once the location of the first Bank of the State in Tuscaloosa, the Broadway Hotel and the Drisch warehouse, which was also a Union prisoner of war camp during the Civil War.
Matthew will have artifacts on display. The survey dig yielded a rich amount of items reflecting a fascinating and informative picture of the past. It sets up the following week’s program by Kemmons Wilson, the developer of the hotel.
A graduate of the University of South Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law, John M. Tyson Jr., JD, was elected to the Alabama State Board of Education in 1980. He held the office for the next 14 years, 9 of those as the presiding officer of that body.