Alabama Bicentenial

2 Books Published to Mark Alabama Bicentennial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Two new books have been published to coincide with Alabama’s bicentennial celebration. The Montgomery-based NewSouth Books has joined with Alabama Heritage magazine to produce “Alabama from Territory to Statehood.” The book covers the state’s early period, before its admission into the United States on Dec. 14, 1819. Secretary of State John Merrill co-authored another book called…

Bicentennial Stamp for Alabama

Postal Officials released it today at the site of the first Capital---Huntsville

From the USPS: Customers may purchase the Alabama Statehood Forever stamp at The Postal Store atusps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), by mail through USA Philatelic, or at Post Office locations nationwide. Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price. Information on ordering first-day-of-issue postmarks and covers is at usps.com/shop under “Collectors.” A video…

Restored Alabama Constitutions

Work is part of the the state's Bicentennial Celebration.

Members of  The “Friends of The Alabama Archives” group were given a first look at the “Ordinance of Secession” and two early Alabama Constitutions today. The documents been in Massachusetts for some much needed restoration. The other constitutions are now being restored and all of them will be back in the state in time for display in Huntsville next year. …