The Alabama Bicentennial Commission was proud to participate in today’s inaugural parade! The dapper gentleman in the snappy red car is no other than #AL200 Ambassador Bobby Joe Seales!
Showing some #bicentennial spirit at the Inauguration Day parade! #AL200 #Alabama200
#Repost @peopleofal ・・・ “Every time I think about the bicentennial, I think about 1968 when I was just a child thinking about what I hoped for the future. I never could have imagined what we are and where we are now compared to when I was a child. It’s been a journey and not many states have been under the microscope the way we have. That’s the exciting part about all of it. We’ve produced an amazing generation of children who are resilient, and ambitious, and hopeful, and resourceful, and I’m so excited about what the next 100 years can bring us. Just think about the amazing people who grew up in Alabama and are doing things across the world and are changing the world. We’re a very blessed place when you think about the natural resources we have here and the gifts we have been given and the talents that we’ve been given. The sky is just the limit. We’re going to shape the world and these kids that we see now are the ones that are going to do it. The bicentennial is important for kids to learn how important their communities are. It’s not just about all the famous people. It’s about what their community has done to change the trajectory of history for the world. It’s the ordinary, regular, everyday people who are making a difference.” Susan DuBose, of Montgomery. DuBose is the Alabama Bicentennial Commission Education Coordinator. Alabama turns 200 on December 14, 2019. We’re sharing stories that celebrate the people, places, and events that form our history every Tuesday. Join the celebration by following @Al200Official. #alabama200 #peopleofalabama #sharingourstories #thisisalabama
Did you hear? Alabama’s 200th birthday is being celebrated with a new postage stamp! The U.S. Postal Service Forever stamp features art taken at sunset at Cheaha State Park by Alabamian Joe Miller, who took the photo from the park’s Pulpit Rock Trail. The image has Pulpit Rock in the foreground overlooking Talladega National Forest, which surrounds the state park. The stamp also includes the name of the state and the year of statehood. #AL200 #Alabama200 #SharingOurStories #HonoringOurPeople #ExploringOurPlaces
We greet the first day of 2019 with a toast. Salute! 🍻 Credit for this beautiful tribute goes to Jason Wilson, Founder, Back Forty Beer Company. #AL200 #Alabama200 #AlabamaBicentennial Get this beautiful design on a t-shirt at ➡️shopalabama200.com.
A little over four hours away until we “ring” in the bicentennial year at the famous #MoonPie Drop in #Mobile! We are ecstatic to celebrate this milestone in our state history with you! 1819-2019! . . #AL200 #Alabama200 #NewYearsEve #AlabamaBicentennial #Bells #AlabamaHistory
Give the gift of exploration this holiday! Let the Alabama Bicentennial #PastPort be your guide to more than 300 historical destinations across the state. Discover your new favorite places and create new memories with your favorite travel companion this bicentennial year. Purchase your beautifully illustrated book at ➡️ShopAlabama200.com. . . . #AL200 #Alabama200 #HonoringOurPeople #SharingOurStories #ExploringOurPlaces #Alabama #AlabamaHistory #AlabamaBicentennial
Coca-Cola was on hand last Friday to introduce its Alabama Bicentennial Commemorative Bottle during the #bicentennial year launch and press conference. Our favorite polar bear friend also made an appearance! A special bicentennial Coca-Cola bottle will be available for retail beginning in the spring. #AL200 #Alabama200 #HonoringOurPeople #SharingOurStories #CocaCola
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!! Thank you to Liz Greathouse’s 4th grade class from Pick Elementary School with Auburn City Schools. We can hardly believe #AlabamaDay is here! We are 199 and feeling fine! And, it’s the official start of our #bicentennial year. Stay tuned for a series of special updates about activities and events throughout 2019. #AL200 #Alabama200 #HonoringOurPeople #SharingOurStories 🎥 Special thanks to Debbie Brooks for the video!
We love it when two of our favorite things come together - #AlabamaBicentennial and holiday decorating! The Houston County Welcome Center went all out with their #AL200 themed tree. Isn't that just spectacular? We'll be decking the halls with boughs of holly and #bicentennial banners. 'Tis the season to be jolly in Sweet Home Alabama! #Alabama200 #Alabama #SweetHomeAlabama #ChristmasTrees #AlabamaHistory
Fourth Grade field trips to Montgomery made complete with a class photo in front of Alabama Department of Archives and History. #Repost @ricketta.wilson ・・・ #AL200 #Alabama200 #FourthGrade #FieldTrips #MontgomeryAL #ADAH
Happy Birthday W. C. Handy!🎂🎶🎺 Born on November 16, 1873 in Florence, Alabama, Handy brought the sounds of African-American #blues to mainstream culture when he composed a song in 1909 that became known as “The Memphis Blues”. Among his other claims to fame, Handy introduced 12-bar blues and presented it on sheet music. You can read more about William Christopher Handy via Encyclopedia of Alabama. Be sure to visit the W.C. Handy Birthplace Museum to get your #PastPort stamped! . . . #AL200 #Alabama200 #HonoringOurPeople #SharingOurStories #FlorenceAL #AlabamaBicentennial #Blues
Boy Scout Aidan Harm is building Bicentennial Benches in #AthensAL for his Eagle Scout Badge. Aidan has been involved with Scouting for eight years starting in the first grade as a Cub Scout. He is a member of Troop 236 which is sponsored by Isom’s Chapel United Methodist Church in East Limestone. Aidan has over 100 service hours, earned 33 merit badges, camped 86 nights, hiked 74 miles, and paddled 62 miles on various rivers in the past three years. He is a Life Scout, and is working on finalizing his Eagle Scout project to earn Scouting’s highest Honor. The bench project is an original idea that he developed because he wanted to do something in conjunction with the City of Athens Bicentennial. Aidan loves History and Art, so he combined the two. There will be a total of eight benches. The original plan was for ten; however, he could not get enough artists to volunteer to complete the remaining two. A lot of people have worked on the benches to include local artists that painted the murals on the back of the benches to members of the troop. Over two weekends, scouts with some adult help and supervision cut the wood, stained it, and then assembled. Approximately twenty scouts/adults worked on the benches for over 200 total hours of work. He installed four benches as of Saturday, November 10, 2018, and two more will be installed by the Bicentennial celebration on November 17th. Each bench has a plaque on them identifying it as an Eagle Scout project and who the artist is that painted the mural. These benches are located at the Limestone County Archives, Athens-Limestone Tourism Office, the Alabama Veterans Museum, and the Family Resource Center. #AL200 #Alabama200 #HonoringOurPeople #SharingOurStories
Another #PastPort road trip with @samarainvictus ! In Cleburne County, we caught the sunset off of Pulpit Rock in Cheaha State Park (the highest point in Alabama). In Tallapoosa County, we drove the tour road through Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, where the Red-Stick Creeks made their last stand in the Creek War of 1814. In Clay County, we visited the Clay County Museum in Ashland, which had a neat collection of old-timey artifacts, like a hair curler/war-of-the-worlds alien & a mule-mounted ballot box. #PastPortProject #ALPastPort #al200 #alabamanerds #cheahastatepark #cheaha #pulpitrock
Having a great day at #FortToulose! Alabama Frontier Days will take place until November 10 at Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson in #WetumpkaAL. Experience one of the largest and most authentic living history events in #Alabama! • • • #Alabama200 #AL200 #AlabamaHistory #History #HistoricalReenactment