200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

Kickoff Archaeology Month in Alabama by joining the Alabama Historical Commission on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park for “From Wilderness to Statehood: Celebrating Old Cahawba” – an exciting day honoring Alabama’s first capital city. Local musicians and living historians will be present to celebrate this bicentennial event. Patrons can enjoy cemetery tours, historical vignettes, and wagon tours throughout the day or elect to explore the beautiful landscape on foot or bicycle. Cahawba, the state’s most famous ghost town, holds many secrets like Alabama’s first Statehouse, a nearly two centuries-old mystery until AHC archaeologists uncovered the foundation remnants. As a special commemoration of Alabama’s bicentennial, elected officials and dignitaries will be on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony for the future site of a statehouse ghost structure. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.ahc.alabama.gov or call 334-242-3184.