200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

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.

Kid-friendly events included Preschool Story Time, face painting, children's author Abby Grodnick Kennedy reading and signing copies of her book Goodnight Mobile, and a show by Sunshine the Clown.

The Satsuma Library Art Guild members offered visitors a tour of the Art Gallery and answered questions for anyone interested in the weekly Adult Art Class. The gallery also included artwork created by local teen artists. Throughout the daytime events, free snacks and refreshments were offered for all attendees.

The event concluded with a dinner and historical presentation by Leland Wilson. Using a 25-foot timeline of world history, Wilson focused on the 200 years of Alabama history that began with statehood, incorporating interesting elements from Satsuma’s local history.

The Satsuma Public Library sought to enrich the knowledge and awareness of how world history, national history, state, and local history continues to impact the local community. The event was officially endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.