Community Preservation Forum January 27 2020

Alabama Decorative Arts Symposium

Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery presents the 2020 Cultural Crossroads, Alabama Decorative Arts Symposium; The Emerging State, 1819-1860. The Emerging State will examine the influence that existed on the disappearing frontier as well as how the “outside” world of imports influenced artistic expressions. The enormity of the new state and the diversity of its early settlers allows a large range of topics as some areas of the state remained primitive while others began to develop. The 2020 ADAS will also shine a light on the evolution of craftsmanship along social, political, gendered, geographical and racial lines and will explore the role decorative artifacts played in the lives of Alabamians.

Friday, 7 February 2020
Opening Reception and Tour of Alabama Governor’s Mansion
Cohosted by Friends of the Alabama Governor’s Mansion
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
1142 South Perry Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Saturday, 8 February 2020
Cultural Crossroads, Alabama Decorative Arts Symposium: The Emerging State, 1819-1860
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, A 36104L

Speakers include:
By Native Hands: A Review of Native American Southeastern Baskets from the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art Collection, Tommie Rodgers
Souvenirs and Travel: The Life of Madame LeVert, Daniel Brooks
Horace King—Reacquainted, Dr. Richard Bailey
Wallpaper Designs and Suppliers in the Antebellum South, Isabelle Dissard-Cooper
Borders Brothers – Alabama Joiners: From Slavery to Freedom, Chris Lang
What Lies Beneath: Sylacauga’s Abundant Marble Resource and Its Artistic Applications, Ruth Cook

Registration: $100 per person (includes reception and lunch).
Please make checks payable to Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery and mail to: 301 Columbus Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

Deadline for registration is February 1, 2020

Discounted rooms available at Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown until January 16, 2020. Click here for make reservations.

Funding provided by the Alabama State Council of the Arts

Woven Into Our History: Baskets in Alabama

Woven Into Our History: Baskets of Alabama Exhibition
Open Saturday, 14 December 2019
Loeb Reception Center
Free and open to the public

An exhibition mounted by Auburn University students showcasing both old and new baskets opens as part of Old Alabama Town’s Bicentennial Celebration. A vast array of white oak baskets with different utilitarian purposes will be on display. Open to the public Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with free admission. It opens on Saturday, December 14 with free admission.

2020 Ticket Information

Second Saturdays each month are free for children with paid adults.

15th Annual Daddy Daughter Diamond Princess Ball

15th Annual Daddy Daughter Diamond Princess Ball
14 February 2020, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Ware-Farley-Hood House
450 North Hull Street
Old Alabama Town
By Admission

This glittering ball is a fundraiser for Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery and is open to girls 6th Grade and under (former princesses 7th Grade and up are invited to become a member of the DPB Board). Ware-Farley-Hood House in Old Alabama Town is the setting for the little girls who will be a special princess for this magical evening! Moms are not allowed! Dads, favorite uncles and grandfathers will be the princess’ date for the evening of dancing, fabulous food and, of course, tiaras fit for the royalty these little girls will be!

Attire is black tie optional.

For tickets, click here.

Landmarks Travels to Mobile

​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.