Headland hosts Alabama’s Bicentennial exhibition
Michele W. Forehand
email@example.com Jun 28, 2018
Alabama Humanities Foundation has selected Headland as one of the 67 cities participating in the state to host the Making Alabama--A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit in celebration of Alabama becoming a state 200 years ago.
“We are excited to be honored with his opportunity,” said Headland’s Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rhonda Harrison. “This is not only a chance for us to learn more about the history of Alabama and its story of becoming a state, it also gives us an opportunity to showcase our community’s own history and story.”
This traveling exhibit began in March and will crisscross across the state for 18 months, ending just before the Dec. 14, 2019, anniversary, drawing regional crowds at each exhibit.
“Headland will participate in the traveling tour beginning Thursday, Oct. 2 through Oct. 27,” said Stormy Hicks, chamber event coordinator. “The exhibit will be displayed in the Blanche R. Solomon Memorial Library. I can honestly say this computerized audio-visual tour is amazing and I believe it is something everyone will enjoy.”
The Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit tour is free to the public. Exhibit hours will be Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Grant money received will assist in hosting the tour, and funds received from the Alabama Humanities foundation will be used to promote and house the exhibit, Hicks said.
The Bicentennial Celebration the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce and the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce, along with several other organizations throughout the county, are working together during this event to help celebrate another very important birthday -- Henry County is one day older than the state of Alabama, and both chambers are working together throughout 2018 and 2019 in celebration of its 200th birthday. Throughout the year, monthly activities will be scheduled celebrating the birth of Henry County.
“The monthly activities are in the planning stage, so we can’t announce those at this time,” Hicks said. “However, on Dec. 19, 2019, a birthday celebration party is scheduled in Abbeville. As soon as the details are finalized for all other activities, they will be announced. This is going to be a very important year for not only the state of Alabama, but for Henry County as well.”