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 24 - August 19 301 Columbus Street Free to the public
30th Annual Capital City Shape Note Singing
The Alabama Center for Traditional Culture presents the 30th Annual Capital City Shape Note Singing Thursday, July 21. Swing by and hum a few bars or just sit back and enjoy the traditional musical stylings of the Shape Note Singers! The event is open to the public during Old Alabama Town hours, 9 am to 4 pm.
Shape Note Singing Thursday, July 21st: 9 am to 4 pm Free to the public Loeb Reception Center, 301 Columbus Street
Vicarious Vacation Series
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 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.
September 11Rosenwald Schools, Dorothy Walker
October 16Fieldtrip 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 firstname.lastname@example.org