200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

  • Join the party and celebrate the history: City of Athens 200th birthday Bicentennial Bash

    Join the party and celebrate the history: City of Athens 200th birthday Bicentennial Bash

    November 15, 2018

    Join the party and celebrate the history

    City of Athens commemorating its 200th birthday with Athens Bicentennial Bash

    For 200 years, the City of Athens has stood strong, etched in limestone and rooted in Alabama clay, and she is ready to celebrate that steadfastness with birthday party.

    And everyone is invited.

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  • Registration Open for 2019 Alabama Bicentennial Summer Institutes

    Registration Open for 2019 Alabama Bicentennial Summer Institutes

    November 1, 2018

    Registration is now open for the 2019 Alabama Bicentennial Summer Institutes. Sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama Department of Archives and History, these three- or four-day programs will provide Alabama educators with an immersive, hands-on learning experience. Summer institutes are open to all Alabama educators teaching grades 3-6 or grades 10-12.  

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  •  More than 200 Communities Form Committees

    More than 200 Communities Form Committees

    October 24, 2018

    Montgomery, AL (October 24, 2018) The Alabama Bicentennial Commission is proud to announce a new milestone. More than 200 local committees have formed across the state to celebrate Alabama’s bicentennial in 2019. 

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  • Commission Awards Grant for Stories of the Wiregrass

    Commission Awards Grant for Stories of the Wiregrass

    September 12, 2018

    The Wiregrass Museum of Art is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant from the Alabama Bicentennial Commission in support of Stories of the Wiregrass, a collaborative project to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Alabama’s statehood.

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  • Staff Announcement

    Staff Announcement

    September 7, 2018

    On Friday, September 14, Graydon Rust will leave the Alabama Bicentennial Commission to take a position at the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

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  • ALABAMA 200 Announces Fall Grant Cycle

    ALABAMA 200 Announces Fall Grant Cycle

    September 7, 2018

    ALABAMA 200 is pleased to announce the fall 2018 Alabama Bicentennial Commission community grants for qualifying communities. These funding opportunities are available to support activities, events and projects commemorating the state’s 200th anniversary.

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  • Bicentennial Bookshelf Program Embraces Alabama

    Bicentennial Bookshelf Program Embraces Alabama

    September 5, 2018

    As part of the three-year (2017–2019) celebration of Alabama’s 200th Bicentennial birthday, The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED), The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) join forces to roll-out the Bicentennial Bookshelf program in early September to schools within the Alabama Blackbelt.

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  • Reach Out and Read Partners with ALABAMA 200

    Reach Out and Read Partners with ALABAMA 200

    August 28, 2018

    ALABAMA 200 and Reach Out and Read-Alabama are proud to announce a formal partnership in celebration of the state’s bicentennial.

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  • Mobile Medical Museum Launches Exhibit, Lectures and Artwork

    Mobile Medical Museum Launches Exhibit, Lectures and Artwork

    August 27, 2018

    This fall, the Mobile Medical Museum continues its recently expanded programming schedule with a new special exhibit, three commissioned sculptures, and two guest lectures by distinguished medical historians.

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  • Halftime Showcases Birmingham and Bicentennial

    Halftime Showcases Birmingham and Bicentennial

    August 23, 2018

    As 2019 draws near, preparations around the state are underway for ALABAMA 200, the Official Commemoration of Alabama’s bicentennial. Alabama’s citizens are engaging the upcoming state anniversary and identifying ways that celebrate the spirit of their communities.

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