The Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery
With the purchase of the Ordeman House in 1967, the Landmarks Foundation and City of Montgomery cemented a unique partnership that has resulted in the restoration and interpretation of over 50 authentically restored 19th and early 20th century structures stretching along six blocks in downtown historic Montgomery.
Since opening to the public in 1971, the Ordeman House has become the nucleus around which Landmarks’ Old Alabama Town has grown. Through this museum, guests are able to view authentically restored and furnished buildings reflecting the lives of the people who built Central Alabama.
At the same time, the Landmarks Foundation is the leading advocate for Historic Preservation in Montgomery. Over the organziation's 50 years it has been responsible for saving key landmarks throughout downtown Montgomery and supported the local effort for reinvesting in Montgomery's downtown and historic neighborhoods.
The mission of the Landmarks Foundation is to preserve, interpret and present Central Alabama’s architecture, history and culture.
This is accomplished by:
*Identifying historic at-risk properties in need of preservation
*Joining with other community groups to campaign for the preservation of at-risk historic properties
*Overseeing the restoration of identified preservation projects
*Operating the outdoor history museum, Old Alabama Town, which presents 19th century living to more than 60,000 visitors annually
*Hosting special events highlighting Alabama’s history and culture
Board of Directors
Neal Bright, President
Elijah Gaddis, Ph.D, Vice President
Valerie Owens, Secretary
Wes Blake, Treasurer
Brandy Price, Past President
McDowell Crook Dr.
Dallas Hanbury, Ph.D.
Judge Austin Huffaker
Mary Nelms Parsons
Judge Jimmy Pool
Landmarks Foundation/Old Alabama Town Staff
Curator of Education
Curator of Collections
Special Events Coordinator