200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

In celebration of Alabama’s bicentennial, the Emmy-winning television series Discovering Alabama explored the story of Alabama’s five historic capitals in the episode “State Capitals.”

The episode premiered on Alabama Public Television in October and is currently available online here. Teacher guides accompanying the episode are available on Discovering Alabama's website.

"State Capitals" explores the histories and mysteries of the state’s five capitals as told through archeology and ghost stories, facts and folklore, written records and off-the-record legends. Host and nature writer Dr. Doug Phillips visits each of the capital sites—St. Stephens, Huntsville, Cahaba, Tuscaloosa, and Montgomery—and reveals how archaeological investigations are bringing new information about each site to light.

For more information about Discovering Alabama, click here.