What is ALABAMA 200?

Created from the Mississippi Territory in 1817, the Alabama Territory became the nation’s twenty-second state on December 14, 1819. ALABAMA 200, the state’s official bicentennial commemoration, will consider a rich and complex history made every day by people like us. Whether they lived here for centuries or came from far away, Alabamians made this land of natural beauty and diversity, innovation and change, challenge and resilience, their home. Their stories embrace some of the most significant moments in national and world history. Between January 2017 and December 2019, Alabamians all over the state and beyond will create and take part in educational and enriching opportunities to discover, explore, preserve, and share those stories.

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When is ALABAMA 200?

Between 2017 and 2019, celebrations, festivals, exhibitions, and performances will take place in every corner of the state.

The official launch will be held in Mobile 2017 with an opening ceremony hosted by state officials and the Consulate General of France. The festivities continue into the night with a street party in downtown Mobile and a spectacular fireworks display.

What is the Alabama Bicentennial Commission?

On 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 twelve-member commission is chaired by Senator Arthur Orr of Decatur.

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How can I get involved?

If you are looking for information about how to become involved with ALABAMA 200 and for information about to involve in your school, community, organization, or county, you have come to the right place! Follow the link below to find out more about adopting a resolution, forming a committee, or connecting with people in your area.

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