PRESS RELEASES
Media Contact:  Susan Moss, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, 334-230-2678, susan.moss@ahc.alabama.gov



EXPLORATION AND SITE EVALUATION OF CLOTILDA REVIEW
May 12, 2022  -  In the FY 2021 budget, the State of Alabama through the Governor and Alabama State Legislature appropriated $1 Million to the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) to begin Phase 3 of preservation efforts for the Clotilda. This multifaceted phase included targeted artifact excavation with industrial dive efforts supporting environmental and structural assessment of the site and an engineering study of the riverbed to inform stability. The environmental study examined the composition of the sediment around the wreck, monitored water movement, and performed a biological review of the species that have colonized the wreck area. A structural assessment appraised the level of deterioration and condition of the wood. This 10-day exploration began May 2 and ended May 11, 2022.
FINDINGS FROM THE EXPLORATION AND SITE EVALUATION OF THE SHIPWRECK CLOTILDA
May 10, 2022  -  Since May 2, 2022, Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) and Resolve Marine, a global leader in emergency response, salvage, wreck, and marine services, has led a 10-day exploration and evaluation of the shipwreck Clotilda. The exploration will end Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The research team will have a meeting to report on their findings on Thursday, May 12, 5:30 PM at Hope Community Center, 850 Edwards Street, Mobile, AL 36610.
ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION ANNOUNCES 2023 GRANT PROGRAM
May 2, 2022  -  The Alabama Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, has opened its 2023 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature. Historic sites meeting the eligibility can submit applications now through June 30, 2022, 4 PM. The AHC will administer a $2,300,000 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature in the 2023 Fiscal Year (Oct. 1, 2022-Sept. 30, 2023), for improvements to and educational programming at historic sites in Alabama, and for monuments to commemorate historical events and places.
EXPLORATION AND SITE EVALUATION OF CLOTILDA
Apr 28, 2022  -  Beginning May 2, 2022, Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) and Resolve Marine, a global leader in emergency response, salvage, wreck, and marine services, will begin a 10-day exploration and evaluation of the shipwreck Clotilda. Under a permit from the Corps of Engineers, this phase will include: • New high-resolution sonar survey of Site 1BA704 (Clotilda). • Marine geological study of the site. • Installation, operation, and management of oceanographic meters at the site. • Biological assessment of the site. • Structural assessment of the wreck. • Limited maritime archaeological excavation and collection of wood samples for scientific analyses; and • Development of a site conservation plan.


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May 12, 2022 EXPLORATION AND SITE EVALUATION OF CLOTILDA REVIEW
May 10, 2022 FINDINGS FROM THE EXPLORATION AND SITE EVALUATION OF THE SHIPWRECK CLOTILDA
May 2, 2022 ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION ANNOUNCES 2023 GRANT PROGRAM
Apr 28, 2022 EXPLORATION AND SITE EVALUATION OF CLOTILDA
Apr 26, 2022 CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL PARK TO HOST CEMETERY TOUR
Apr 26, 2022 OLD CAHAWBA "IF BUGS COULD TALK" WALKING TOUR
Apr 20, 2022 NEWLY DISCOVERED RARE PHOTO OF FIRST FREEDOM RIDE TO BE UNVEILED APRIL, 2022
Apr 20, 2022 ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION AWARDED $50,000 GRANT
Apr 15, 2022 FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR ENCAMPMENT
Mar 23, 2022 OLD CAHAWBA HOSTS CIVIL WAR WALKING TOUR
Mar 14, 2022 CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL PARK TO HOST CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY & SKIRMISH
Mar 14, 2022 BELLE MONT CELTIC FESTIVAL
Mar 1, 2022 THE FREEDOM MUSEUM PRESENTS “FREEDOM RIDE FRIDAY NOON PERSPECTIVES” IN HONOR OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
Mar 1, 2022 BIRD WALK FOR BEGINNERS AT OLD CAHAWBA
Feb 8, 2022 “REMEMBERING GOOD TROUBLE” PROGRAM IN HONOR OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS/PRESIDENT'S DAY
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