bicentennial

Plans for Fourth of July Celebration Announced in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The city of Selma is hosting a big Fourth of July Celebration this year — down on the Riverfront. City officials announced the event at a press conference Monday morning. Festivities will include a fireworks show — the grand opening of the riverfront splash pad — a concert — and a parade. The celebration is…

Alabama Bicentennial Parade Kicks Off Commemoration Grand Finale

The grand finale of Alabama’s three year bicentennial commemoration — is underway this weekend in downtown Montgomery. The Alabama Bicentennial Parade kicked off an event-filled Saturday — chocked full of events. The parade featured dozens of floats — elected officials and other dignitaries — and marching bands from all over the state. “You can’t beat all these bands they’re awesome….

Happy 199th Birthday Montgomery!

City was formed by combining two small towns.

Montgomery turns 199 today, and city boosters will begin the countdown to Montgomery’s 200th birthday, December 3, 2019. The city was formed on December 3rd 1818….days before the State of Alabama was created.   One of the oldest existing photographs taken in the city shows the Inauguration of Jefferson Davis as first (and only) president of the Confederacy, February 18,…

Old Cahaba Preps for Bicentennial Celebration

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Old Cahaba in Dallas County was Alabama’s first state capital and officials at the site are planning to celebrate the state’s bicentennial with a big archaeological discovery. The site of the the state’s first capital is now Old Cahaba Archeological Park. Site director Linda Derry says archeologists there have found indications of the state’s first state…

Prattville to Hold Informational Session Regarding Alabama’s Bicentennial

The Prattville Mayor’s Office will host a public information session regarding plans for Alabama’s bicentennial commemoration on Wednesday, March 30th, 2 P.M., at the Prattville Chamber of Commerce. The program is free and open to everyone interested. Beginning in 2017, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission will kick off a three-year commemoration period and launch significant projects and initiatives—such as traveling history…