The Alabama State Capitol, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the First Confederate Capitol, is the state capitol building for Alabama. It is located on Capitol Hill, originally Goat Hill, in Montgomery. It was declared a National Historic Landmark on December 19, 1960. Alabama has had five political capitals during its history.
AlabamaMosaic was initiated under a National Leadership Grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is now a program of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL). The NAAL policy which governs AlabamaMosaic can be found at the NAAL Web site.
Blount Cultural Park description Serving as a regional destination for park users, this 77 acre park is home to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and is the site of the Bark Park, as well as the private grounds of the world renowned Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
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Many Confederate monuments were dedicated in the former Confederate states and border states in the decades following the Civil War, in many instances by Ladies Memorial Associations, United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), United Confederate Veterans (UCV), Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), the Heritage Preservation Association, and other memorial organizations.
The Dexter Parsonage Museum, historic home to twelve pastors of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church from 1920-1992, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It was restored in 2003 by the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Foundation, Inc., under the direction of church members, acting as an Authentication Committee.
The First White House of the Confederacy was the Executive Residence of President Jefferson Davis and family while the capitol of the Confederacy was in Montgomery, Alabama. The house served as the first White House of the Confederacy from February 1861 until late May 1861, when the Confederate capital moved to Richmond, Virginia.
The Frank M. Johnson Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse is a United States federal building in Montgomery, Alabama, completed in 1933 and primarily used as a courthouse of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.
Blue Star Museum: The Freedom Rides Museum proudly offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day. U.S. Civil Rights Trail: The Freedom Rides Museum is now recognized as an official destination on the trail along with more than 100 locations across 14 states.
A regional destination park, Gateway Park welcomes visitors to the southwestern part of the city. Featuring Gateway Lodge, a 9-hole Executive Golf Course, a baseball/softball complex, football/soccer playing fields, and a lake large enough for water skiing and fishing, the park has something for every member of the family.
Also called Hostile Bluff or Thirteen Mile Bluff, this spot located in a deep bend of the Alabama River was once the key to the Southeast and a strategic point in Colonial days. The first steamboat , the Harriet, arrived at this point in 1821, and the first railroad came in 1880, making Montgomery a transportation hub for people and commerce.
The Mann Wildlife and Learning Museum was originally opened in Opelika, Alabama under the name of Mann Museum and Outdoors. It was the culmination of a life long dream of George P. Mann, a recognized authority on the outdoors and animals of North America.
Sheltered picnic tables and a wi-fi hot spot welcome visitors at one entrance. The park is also home to W. A. Gayle Planetarium and the administrative offices of the Parks and Recreation Department. The picnic shelters are available for rent. Oak Park Shelters Oak Park has 5 shelters. Numbers 1, 2, and 5 are small.
Welcome to Old Alabama Town Landmarks Foundation’s authentic 19th century village. There are no facades or newly constructed buildings here! Our village features completely authentic 19th and early 20th century homes and buildings that have been saved from demolition, carefully restored, and reopened to the public as a history museum.
Powder Magazine Park sits on the bank of the Alabama River, near the downtown part of the city. A boat ramp provides river access, with plenty of parking for boat trailers and vehicles. A shelter provides an opportunity for a picnic under the stand of mature trees that covers the park.
“This project helps us understand how we can improve the environment by recycling tires,” LeFleur says during a recent check presentation ceremony at Pratt Park. Each year more than four million tires are discarded in Alabama, and another five million tires come into the state from other areas, LeFleur says.
At St. John’s, Montgomery, we are most fortunate to have an architectural gem in which to gather for our primary worship. Stunning is this place, not only in its beauty, but, also in the atmosphere created by God’s stirring Spirit for these many years.
Additions to the building were made several times. The Capitol was restored in 1992. The Confederacy began in the original Senate chamber and the Selma to Montgomery 1965 Voting Rights March ended on the street in front of the building. Today, the governor and other executive branch officers still occupy offices in the Capitol.
The three Dowe houses are a reminder of the residential neighborhood that existed here in the 19th century. The main family residence, dating from 1863, was originally designed as an Italianate-style "raised cottage." But in 1908, the high porch, approached by twin curving stairs, was replaced by the present two-story columned portico.
Nestled in historic downtown Montgomery, Alabama, The Hank Williams Museum is one of the top tourist attractions in the capital city and the river region of Alabama. Don't forget to check out The Shoppes at Hank's Place gift shop while visiting Montgomery.
Located in the heart of downtown Montgomery, Alabama, the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice are just a 16-minute walk apart. Purchase a combination ticket to experience both the museum and memorial in a single day or plan an overnight trip to explore America’s history of racial injustice and its legacy.
Contact Us The MOOseum is a dairy heritage museum dedicated to interpreting the rich history of the farms, the families, and related organizations and businesses of Montgomery County, Maryland. Their stories are told through a permanent collection featuring inter-active exhibits and educational programs.
The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum is the only museum dedicated to the lives and legacies of F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald in the world. The Fitzgeralds lived here from 1931 until 1932, writing portions of their respective novels, Save Me The Waltz and Tender Is The Night during their time in Montgomery.
Erected by City of Montgomery. Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series. Location. 32° 22.846′ N, 86° 18.839′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Water Street. Touch for map. Located between the old Union Station and the train tracks.
At this site in what is now downtown Montgomery, Alabama, on Lower Commerce Street, was the Muscogee Nation village of Encanchata. This marker tells how the last British agent recruited warriors in an effort to relieve Tories in Augusta, Georgia, who were being besieged by Patriots.
The W.A. Gayle Planetarium was built in 1968 and opened its doors in 1969. The planetarium is located in Oak Park, adjacent to the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office. The new Planetarium system – the Super Mediaglobe II installed in February of 2014 – is the world’s first full-color single-lens digital planetarium.
Click Here to View Pictures from the Wright Brothers Park Dedication Ceremony. Wright Brothers Park, formerly known as Overlook Park, features beautiful views of the Alabama River and the surrounding area. Picnic shelters with off-street parking provide a pleasant place for a family picnic. Wright Brothers Park The park has four picnic tables under a gazebo overlooking the Alabama River (Maxwell Boulevard). No bathrooms are located here.