This Place Matters, Saving Places

50 Years of Historic Preservation in Montgomery

Old Alabama Town Exhibit

Now through June 17th, see what role preservation has played in Montgomery’s past and present and leave with an understanding of how important it is to our future. This photographic timeline documents numerous preservation efforts in Montgomery from the 1960s to today.

This Place Matters, Saving Places
May 16 - June 17
301 Columbus Street
Free to the public

Landmarks Foundation’s Discovery Sundays

​Join Landmarks Foundation for its dynamic new series, Discovery Sundays! Discovery Sundays will meet one Sunday a month at 2 pm, and the program will vary from presentations at Old Alabama Town to field trips around Montgomery. Free to the public.

June 12 Celebrating 200 Years of Montgomery County, Rev. Gary Burton
Montgomery County will be 200 on December 6, 2016, but we want to start celebrating now! The Reverend Gary Burton of Pintlala Baptist Church, and president of the Pintlala Historical Society, will take us on a trip down memory lane as we near Montgomery County’s Bicentennial.

July 10 A Photographic Journey, Meet at the Winter Loeb Building, 105 Tallapoosa

September 11 Rosenwald Schools, Dorothy Walker

Discovery Sundays take place at 301 Columbus St. unless noted otherwise.

Ageless Designs, New Hands

Furniture by Henry Frazer

​Old Alabama Town Exhibit

As a child, Henry Frazer, a native Montgomerian, enjoyed building and repairing things around the house. His father purchased a jigsaw and belt sander, and Henry enrolled in manual arts classes at Baldwin Junior High School. It was not until after his formal education and marriage that he returned to his love of woodworking. While furnishing his first home, he and Mary, his wife, visited Colonial Williamsburg and decided that the early American Colonial style of furniture of such cabinetmakers as Duncan Phyfe, Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Townsend was what they were searching for. Eventually moving back to Montgomery, Henry established a home workshop and began to experiment constructing some of these early furniture forms he had researched. Through the decades, he and Mary continued to search antique shops, museums, and publications looking for cabinet forms that they liked and that Henry could reproduce. Henry uses a variety of woods in his work usually rescuing discarded wood from dumpsters.
Today, Henry has produced over 50 pieces of furniture, sometimes copying a favorite piece for himself and one for each of his two children. These exhibit pieces represent his evolving woodworking skills and attention to detail. He does not sell his work and continues to seek examples of period pieces that he thinks are work being copied and come within his woodworking capabilities.
For more information, call 240-4512.

Ageless Designs, New Hands
June 28 - July 19
301 Columbus Street
Free to the public

Slow Flow Yoga

Join Juliet Thomas for Slow Flow Yoga at Old Alabama Town on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. Check in and place your belongings quietly under a bench. Quietly roll out your mat and get props if needed.
First time at Old Alabama Town? Let us know and we will be glad to show you around. Changing rooms are available.
What to wear: Comfortable clothing, something to easily move around in. Mats and props are provided if needed, although students may prefer their own mat after few yoga sessions. Bring water to hydrate on your walk back to the office!

Molton South, Inside OAT Working Block
Enter through the Rose House on Columbus between Decatur and North Hull. Parking available on Decatur and North Hull St.
For more info contact Juliet Thomas at 334-207-0909 or