200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

The Prattville Mayor’s Office in partnership with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission will host a public information session on plans for Alabama’s bicentennial commemoration on Wednesday, March 30th, 3 PM, at the Prattville Chamber of Commerce. The program is free and open to everyone interested.

Beginning in 2017, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission will kick off a three-year commemoration period and launch significant projects and initiatives—such as traveling history exhibitions and professional development for teachers—that will serve the entire state. Local communities, though, will be the heart of the commemoration, and the information session will outline plans, share ideas and discuss resources designed to support activities for towns and cities.

The session will also help organizations, businesses, churches and other groups think about how they would like to participate.

From family reunions to school service projects, from museum exhibitions to common reading programs, and from recipe collections to oral history interviews, there will be many ways that individuals, groups and communities can involve themselves in the state’s milestone birthday.

In 2013, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission was established by the governor and the legislature to begin planning for the state’s 200th anniversary. For more information about the bicentennial, visit www.Alabama200.org, or call 334-242-4537. To find out more about the information session, call 334-595-0102.