Defend yourself against the dreaded doldrums of DOG DAYS! Spend every Saturday of August traveling the world in the cool confines of the auditorium in Old Alabama Town. For the fifth year, Landmarks Foundation offers exciting seated trips led by seasoned travelers who will take us on four free VICARIOUS VACATIONS!
August 6th - Uganda, John Schneider August 13th - Amsterdam to Spain, Steve Brickley & Jim Hodgson August 20th -France & the Lascaux Cave, Frances Durr August 27th - Trekking through Wyoming’s Wilds, McDowell Crook
Vicarious Vacation Series Saturdays in August: 11 am Loeb Reception Center, 301 Columbus St. 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 afternoon month, and the program will vary from presentations at Old Alabama Town to field trips around Montgomery. Free to the public.
September 11, 3 pmHow Firm a Foundation: Rosenwald Schools in Alabama, Dorothy Walker
In the early 20th century, public funding for African American schools was rare in Alabama and the Southeast. Join preservationist Dorothy Walker and learn about a remarkable public/private program that aimed to help African American communities build solid, well designed school buildings. Initiated by Dr. Booker T. Washington and designed by Tuskegee Institute architects, the program helped build over 5,000 schools in the Southeastern states. Matching funds came from Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald. Learn about the Rosenwald Schools in Alabama (ones nearby) and what groups are doing to preserve these buildings and return them to community use.
With the Alabama Historical Commission, Dorothy Walker serves as the administrative staff for the Black Heritage Council, a statewide advocacy group for the preservation of African American historic places and the Site Director for the Freedom Rides Museum. She previously served as the Cultural Heritage Manager at the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture at Alabama State University. She began her career with the Alabama Historical Commission, serving in several positions including coordinator of the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage and historical marker programs. She served as Alabama’s representative on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Rosenwald School Task Force Initiative and through her research, has helped to preserve Rosenwald Schools all across the state of Alabama.
October 16, 2 pmFieldtrip to Sidney Lanier High School, Meet at the school,1756 S Court St
Discovery Sundays take place at 301 Columbus St. unless noted otherwise.
Tavern Fest 2016
Tavern Fest 2016 September 30th Historic North Hull Street
All proceeds benefit Landmarks Foundation, helping us educate school children with trips to Old Alabama Town, preserve local history and celebrate our state!
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 email@example.com