Wade Hall Postcards: Historical Scenes of Alabama

Wade Hall Postcards: Historical Scenes of Alabama
1 July - 31 July 2019
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Loeb Reception Center
Old Alabama Town
Free and open to the public

A special traveling exhibit features just a sample of the approximately 25,000 vintage postcards collected by the late Dr. Wade Hall. The postcards range from the early 1900s to the 1960s. See this fascinating exhibit in the Loeb Reception Center for free! Visit on Second Saturday (July13) and “make and take” your own postcard as part of Second Saturday programs.

Ruth Elder, Troy University cataloging librarian and exhibit project lead, will be here on Saturday, July 13 from 11a.m. - 1 p.m. to talk about the exhibit. The Loeb Reception Center is open Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

33nd Annual Capital City Shape Note Singing

33nd Annual Capital City Shape Note Singing
Thursday, 18 July 2019
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Loeb Reception Center Auditorium
Old Alabama Town
Free and open to the public

Come and sing from all four oblong shape-note hymnals currently used in Alabama…Christian Harmony; Colored Sacred Harp; Cooper Revision; and Original Harp. Sponsored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, Alabama Folklife Association and Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery. Bring a sack lunch for a noon break!​

July Renovators Open House

Renovators Open House
25 July 2019
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
1616 S. Perry Street

Elegance is the word in this Colonial Revival home that offers a grand entry with a magnificent double staircase. Hardwood flooring, original chandeliers, butler’s pantry and so much more abound in this over 8,000-square-foot home. The public is invited to join Landmarks members as we explore this stately residence in the historic Garden District. Consider joining Landmarks and enjoy perks such as Renovators Open House, special programs, and discounts. Refreshments will be served and membership materials available. Sponsored by Crosby Electric, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Montgomery Antiques & Interiors, Standard Commercial Roofing, and Whirley Construction, LLC.

Vicarious Vacations

10 August 2019
10 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Loeb Auditorium
Old Alabama Town
Free and open to the public


Take a trip and never leave the comfort of your seat. Travel to China and Scotland with Vicarious Vacations and hear the stories as part of our Second Saturday in August. Your seat awaits in the Loeb Auditorium on August 10. We’ll “take off” to China at 10 a.m. with a presentation by Al Medina. At 11 a.m. John Schneider presents his trip to Scotland that includes the Highlands, and the Lowlands.

Vicarious Vacations are free and open to the public. Grab a seat and travel with us!

Second Saturday in August

Saturday, 10 August 2019
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Old Alabama Town
Free and open to the public
Fiddlers Jim and Joyce Cauthen of Birmingham, AL, tune up in Old Alabama Town and will be joined by Charlie and Nancy Hartness of Athens, GA. Together, they’re the Yam Family Band. Joyce is director emeritus of the Alabama Folklife Association and together with her husband,Jim, they present musical styles that are seldom heard today. The Cauthens are known for their research in Alabama fiddling and the tunes they’ve collected across the state. The other half of the Yam Family Band, both Charlie and Nancy Hartness, excel in writing new songs that sound very old.
Old music is early country music, often called Appalachian or mountain music in which fiddling plays a prominent role. The Yam Family Band offers audiences a variety of old style songs and dance tunes played on banjo, guitar, ukulele, and fiddle. This program is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Yam Family Band performs 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Come hear them and see Old Alabama Town!

Slave Dwelling Project

Slave Dwelling Project
20-21 September 2019
Old Alabama Town

Explore the narrative of enslaved people who once lived and worked at the Ordeman-Mitchell-Shaw Complex in Old Alabama Town during this special two-day event. The two-story slave dwelling is one of only a few remaining on its original site. Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, combines slave dwelling preservation and education. Jerome Bias, furniture maker and food historian, presents his perspective through cooking demonstrations. Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery is conducting on-going interpretative study of the lives of those connected to the Ordeman-Mitchell-Shaw complex and offers that history in scheduled tours of the property. Join us as we discover the scope and understanding of slavery in our community.

Friday, 20 September 2019
6 p.m.
Loeb Auditorium
Old Alabama Town
Free and open to the public

A special presentation by Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project. We encourage people to come learn of his work with the Slave Dwelling Project that combines preservation and education about extant slave dwellings across the country.

Saturday, 21 September 2019
Interpretations and demonstrations by Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, and Jerome Bias, food historian. Details to follow.

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Second Saturdays and New Hours

In 2019, Old Alabama Town will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (last tour ticket sold at 3 p.m.) We will be open only the second Saturday of each month but with free admission. Second Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Second Saturdays bring special programs for the whole family including crafts, music, lectures, and more! Be sure to check our website for details about these special Saturdays. We will be closed all federal holidays.