In 2019, Alabama will mark its 200th birthday.

Such a big anniversary deserves a big celebration!


PLANNING

Between 2017 and 2019, Alabamians will have a host of opportunities to discover, explore, share and commemorate our storied past. Learn more about what is being planned and what you can do in your own community, school and family.

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TIMELINE

This timeline is a chronological overview of Alabama’s history and offers a glimpse into the lives and events of our path to statehood and of the past 200 hundred years. We welcome you to take a journey through 200 years of Alabama, its people, its stories and its history.

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HISTORY

Alabama's history is full of places, people, and events that had an impact on the state and even on the nation and world. Learn more about their stories.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

In February 2013, Governor Robert Bentley signed legislation establishing the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. Created to guide and support commemoration of the anniversary of Alabama’s statehood, the 13-member commission is chaired by Senator Arthur Orr of Decatur.

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“My great-great grandfather was born in 1820, the year after Alabama became a state. As the state’s 53rd governor, I celebrate Alabama’s history and heritage every day. You can too, especially during our upcoming bicentennial, 2017-2019.”

- Robert Bentley, Governor