200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

  • First Three Bicentennial Grants Awarded

    First Three Bicentennial Grants Awarded

    November 13, 2017

    The Alabama Bicentennial Commission announced on Monday that the bicentennial committees of Mooresville, Athens, and Limestone County have been awarded grants in the first round of bicentennial funding. Limestone County is the first in the state to receive county-level funding.

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  • ALABAMA 200 Commemorates Centennial of World War I

    ALABAMA 200 Commemorates Centennial of World War I

    November 12, 2017

    Two monuments dedicated to WWI soldiers from the state were recently installed in Alabama.

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  • St. Stephens and Fort Toulouse Celebrate Anniversaries

    St. Stephens and Fort Toulouse Celebrate Anniversaries

    November 6, 2017

    This year, two of Alabama’s oldest and most significant historic landmarks celebrated momentous anniversaries.

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  • Birmingham Committee Launches Commemoration

    Birmingham Committee Launches Commemoration

    October 27, 2017

    The Birmingham Bicentennial Committee officially launched its commemoration of the bicentennial on October 27. The downtown event, entitled “ALABAMA 200: I'm Coming Home,” began with an exhibition by three Alabama collegiate marching bands: Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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  • Honoring Native Alabamian History

    Honoring Native Alabamian History

    September 11, 2017

    The rich traditions, culture, and art from America’s first people were on display at Oka Kapassa in Tuscumbia’s Spring Park on September 8 and 9.

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  • Troy Hosts Chalk Walk

    Troy Hosts Chalk Walk

    September 5, 2017

    On September 9, the Johnson Center for the Arts sponsored a Chalk Walk for kids from 10:00–2:00 pm in downtown Troy. The event was part of Reunion Troy’s “Exploring Downtown Troy” bicentennial celebration.

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  • John Sledge Launches New Book in Mobile

    John Sledge Launches New Book in Mobile

    August 31, 2017

    Mobile Bay magazine is sponsoring a free book signing event on September 12 at Mobile’s Bragg-Mitchell Mansion to celebrate the release of author John Sledge's new book, These Rugged Days: Alabama in the Civil War.

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  • Satsuma Public Library Holds Bicentennial Event

    Satsuma Public Library Holds Bicentennial Event

    August 25, 2017

    On August 17, the Satsuma Public Library hosted its first bicentennial event: Celebrate Satsuma's Harvest: Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor. The all-day event took place at the historic Satsuma Public Library and offered a wide array of interactive attractions for all ages.

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  • Inside Pike Road with Mose T

    Inside Pike Road with Mose T

    August 21, 2017

    From August 8 to October 26, The Alabama Center for the Arts in downtown Decatur will host the Sara Vessels Mills' Private Collection of famous folk artist Mose T’s paintings.

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  • Celebrating with Bicentennial Brews

    Celebrating with Bicentennial Brews

    August 9, 2017

    The Alabama Brewers Guild, in cooperation with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, has enlisted breweries from across the state to collaborate in concocting a series of beers, each honoring one of the state's five historic capitals. These will be released to the public, one by one, from now until 2019.

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