200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Alabama Bicentennial Summer Institutes. Sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama Department of Archives and History, these three- or four-day programs will provide Alabama educators with an immersive, hands-on learning experience. Summer institutes are open to all Alabama educators teaching grades 3-6 or grades 10-12.  

During June and July 2019, 20 institutes will take place at various locations across the state and will focus on a wide variety of Alabama history topics. Participants will receive a stipend and professional development hours. An ACLD PLU is available for administrators. Administrators who are on a 12-month contract will not receive a stipend.  
Alabama Bicentennial Summer Institutes are part of the state’s ongoing bicentennial celebration. “Since our summer institute program began in 2017, we have equipped more than one thousand educators with an array of new ideas and techniques to enhance their students’ understanding of Alabama history,” said Dr. Susan DuBose, bicentennial education coordinator. The programs are facilitated by master teachers and content specialists and focus on topics ranging from early statehood to voting rights to agriculture and industry and beyond. To register and for more information, visit our 2019 Summer Institutes webpage or contact Susan DuBose at susan.dubose@archives.alabama.gov or (334) 353-4692.  
2019 Alabama Bicentennial Summer Institutes are presented in partnership with Alabama History Institutes (AHI), a program of the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  
ALABAMA 200 is designed to support, create and execute events and activities between 2017 and 2019 that commemorate the people and places of Alabama, as well as its path to statehood. In schools and communities across the state, bicentennial events and activities will teach, inspire and entertain residents and visitors of all backgrounds. For more information about ALABAMA 200 and other bicentennial projects and events, visit www.alabama200.org
The Alabama Department of Archives and History is the state’s government records repository, a special collections library and research facility, and home to the Museum of Alabama, the state history museum. It is located in downtown Montgomery, directly across the street from the State Capitol. The Archives and Museum are open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 to 4:30. The EBSCO Research Room is open Tuesday through Friday and the second Saturday of the month from 8:30 to 4:30. To learn more, visit www.archives.alabama.gov or call (334) 242-4364.