Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery wants your love letter! Write an essay of no more than 100 words about a Montgomery building that is near and dear to you. A special exhibit is planned for Historic Preservation Month in May in which we’ll display the love letters. Mail your letter, along with images, to Carole King, Curator of Collections, Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, 301 Columbus Street, Montgomery, AL 36104.
Wet Willie Featuring Jimmy Hall Headline Tavern Fest 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020 Old Alabama Town (North Hull Street)
Gates Open 5 p.m.
Show Starts at 6 p.m.
Alabama Music Hall of Famers Wet Willie featuring Jimmy Hall headline Tavern Fest 2020 in Old Alabama Town. Considered the biggest fundraiser for Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery, a non-profit historic advocacy organization, Tavern Fest 2020 is a street party on North Hull between Columbus and Jefferson Streets in Old Alabama Town. Lucas Tavern, the oldest building in Montgomery, is the impetus for this family friendly event in its 20th year.
Gates open at 5 p.m. and Souled Out Groove takes the stage at 6 p.m. This seven-piece ensemble is a local favorite and is expected to have the crowd on its feet right away. Wet Willie featuring Jimmy Hall takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.
Admission includes drink tickets for craft beers and there will be food trucks, too. No pets allowed. In case of inclement weather, the concert and festival will move to the entirely covered venue at The Train Shed at 210 Water Street in downtown Montgomery. Please verify the date of event here for confirmation on any such location change. Tickets are available here. (Photo Credit: Drew Stawin Photography)
Saturday, May 2, 2020
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Join Landmarks Foundation for a trip to beautiful Mobile for a glimpse of its history, architecture and culture. Our tour guide will be Cartledge Blackwell, noted Mobile historian, historic preservationist, and director of the Mobile Carnival Museum. The day will include exclusive visits to some of Mobile’s best kept secrets rarely open to the public. The tour includes St. John-Rutherford House (1857), Christ Church Cathedral (1842), Hamilton-Snider House (1850s), Burgess-Maschmeyer House (1906), Mobile History Museum (1857) and the Mobile Carnival Museum.
The cost is $110 for Landmarks members; $150 for non members. In addition to the bus ride, tickets include lunch, snacks, and libations. The trip leaves and returns from Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery. Space is limited. For more information, email Curator of Collections Carole King here. To register for the trip, click here.