200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

  • Bicentennial Bookshelf Program Embraces Alabama

    Bicentennial Bookshelf Program Embraces Alabama

    September 5, 2018

    As part of the three-year (2017–2019) celebration of Alabama’s 200th Bicentennial birthday, The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED), The University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) join forces to roll-out the Bicentennial Bookshelf program in early September to schools within the Alabama Blackbelt.

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  • Reach Out and Read Partners with ALABAMA 200

    Reach Out and Read Partners with ALABAMA 200

    August 28, 2018

    ALABAMA 200 and Reach Out and Read-Alabama are proud to announce a formal partnership in celebration of the state’s bicentennial.

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  • Mobile Medical Museum Launches Exhibit, Lectures and Artwork

    Mobile Medical Museum Launches Exhibit, Lectures and Artwork

    August 27, 2018

    This fall, the Mobile Medical Museum continues its recently expanded programming schedule with a new special exhibit, three commissioned sculptures, and two guest lectures by distinguished medical historians.

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  • Halftime Showcases Birmingham and Bicentennial

    Halftime Showcases Birmingham and Bicentennial

    August 23, 2018

    As 2019 draws near, preparations around the state are underway for ALABAMA 200, the Official Commemoration of Alabama’s bicentennial. Alabama’s citizens are engaging the upcoming state anniversary and identifying ways that celebrate the spirit of their communities.

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  • Governor Announces 200 Bicentennial Schools

    Governor Announces 200 Bicentennial Schools

    August 6, 2018

    On Friday, August 3, Governor Kay Ivey announced the 200 schools selected as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools. Governor Ivey was joined at the announcement by superintendents, principals, teachers, students, and administrators from the selected schools along with legislators and other dignitaries from across the state.

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  • Alabama Bicentennial PastPort Mobile App Now Available

    Alabama Bicentennial PastPort Mobile App Now Available

    July 27, 2018

    After months of development, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission is proud to announce the release of the Alabama Bicentennial PastPort mobile app.

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  • Genealogy Workshop Features National Expert

    Genealogy Workshop Features National Expert

    May 29, 2018

    In a year dedicated to “honoring our people,” the Alabama Bicentennial Commission has partnered with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to present Your Family Roots: A Summer of Discovery.

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  • Commissioner Takes the Stage with Symphony

    Commissioner Takes the Stage with Symphony

    May 21, 2018

    The Alabama Bicentennial Commission and Montgomery Symphony Orchestra (MSO) are making beautiful music together to commemorate Alabama’s bicentennial. For its upcoming Jubilee Pops Concert, the symphony will showcase music about Alabamians, performed by Alabamians.

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  • Semmes Heritage Day 2018 and Bicentennial Art Display

    Semmes Heritage Day 2018 and Bicentennial Art Display

    May 2, 2018

    The Fifteenth Annual Semmes Heritage Day will be held at Semmes Heritage Park on May 5, 2018. The community family fun day commemorates the history and culture of Semmes through hands-on activities such as soap making and yarn spinning and weaving.

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  • The Newbern Library Hosts Bicentennial “Family Banners” Workshop

    The Newbern Library Hosts Bicentennial “Family Banners” Workshop

    May 2, 2018

    On May 12, 2018, The Newbern Library will host a “Family Banners” workshop for community members. The workshop will combine artistic expression with genealogical research.

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