Saturday, 9 November 2019 2 p.m. First Presbyterian Colored Church (1885) Old Alabama Town Free Admission The celebration for Montgomery’s Bicentennial is Second Saturday in Old Alabama Town. Karren Pell and the Old Alabama Town Revue combine original songs and old favorites for this family-friendly show. Jeff Benton offers a stroll through Montgomery’s rich history, too. Join the celebration.
Bearing Witness: Art of Alabama
14-16 November 2019 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts One Museum Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117 Free admission; registration required
Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery is cohost for this symposium at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts celebrating the rich visual arts traditions of the state, from the creations of Alabama’s native peoples to those of today. Speakers and topics include: “Art of Alabama’s Native Peoples” Dr. Vernon James Knight; “Alabama Landscapes” Dr. Michael W. Panhorst; “Art of Alabama Industry” Dr. Katelyn Crawford; “Art of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama” Dr. Bridget R. Cooks; “Women Artists of Alabama” Dr. Graham C. Boettcher; “Chester Higgins’ Photography and Relationship to Alabama” Chester Higgins Jr.; “New South and the Dixie Art Colony” Margaret Lynne Ausfeld. Panel discussions and gallery talks are also part of the symposium.
Saturday 9 November 2019
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Old Alabama Town
Free and open to the public
We celebrate Montgomery’s Bicentennial a few days early with Second Saturday in November in Old Alabama Town. Costumed interpreters, crafts, vendors and more make this the place to celebrate. Free admission on Second Saturdays in Old Alabama. Funding provided in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Second Saturday December
Saturday 14 December 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Old Alabama Town Free and open to the public Old Alabama Town celebrates Alabama 200 Bicentennial. Join us on this special day as we bring Julien Icher of The Lafayette Trail to meet guests in Lucas Tavern (the oldest building in Montgomery). He’ll be joined by Brady Jackson, blacksmith, Shanlie Wolter, silhouette artist, Andrew McCall, basketmaker, and OAT’s costumed interpreters. Children’s crafts in Grange Hall, a basket exhibition in the Loeb Reception Center as well as homemade products to purchase make this an exciting day for Alabama and Old Alabama Town. Public parking is available adjacent to Old Alabama Town on the corner of Columbus Street and North McDonough. It’s free and open to the public!
Alabama Bicentennial Tree
Alabama Bicentennial Tree Loeb Reception Tree Old Alabama Town Celebrate the Alabama Bicentennial by contributing an ornament to our tree in the Loeb Reception Center. School groups and volunteer organizations are encouraged to participate. Bring your ornament to the Loeb Reception Center Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Details are here.
Second Saturdays and New Hours
In 2019, Old Alabama Town will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (last tour ticket sold at 3 p.m.) We will be open only the second Saturday of each month but with free admission. Second Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Second Saturdays bring special programs for the whole family including crafts, music, lectures, and more! Be sure to check our website for details about these special Saturdays. We will be closed all federal holidays.