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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION LAUNCHES HISTORIC PRESERVATION MAP OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES OF ALABAMA
Oct 19, 2020  -  After years of intensive planning and behind-the-scenes work, the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) is proud to announce a new digital public resource – Historic Preservation Map Initiative. The AHC has been diligently working to convert the agency’s paper files associated with Alabama’s historic architectural resources into a web-based system utilizing geographic information systems (GIS) technology to increase the information’s accessibility to the public and to ensure their long-term preservation. This GIS database will be the first time that any researcher will be able to review the files of the AHC without making an appointment to search through the hard copy files of the Historic Preservation Division. This map will also enable the general public to review information about historic structures and places in their own community. To date, more than 129,000 documents have been scanned including survey forms, photographs, booklets, and maps.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OLD CAHAWBA HOSTS WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC CEMETERIES
Oct 13, 2020  -  On Saturday, October 17, 10:00am – 11:00 am, Old Cahawba, a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission will host a “Cemetery Walking Tour” of Old Cahawba
DEADLINE APPROACHING TO NOMINATE PROPERTIES TO PLACES IN PERIL 2020
Sep 1, 2020  -  Alabamians have just one month to submit nominations to “Alabama’s Places in Peril” listing for threatened or endangered properties. Since 1994, the Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation have joined forces to sponsor Places in Peril, an annual program that highlights significant endangered properties, bringing public awareness of impending threats to these cultural resources. One goal of Places in Peril is to foster a coalition of preservationists who will collectively advocate for a threatened resource; the alliance is then able to posture the structure’s significance to the community at large, creating momentum that yields protection for the site. Over the course of 25 years, the program has highlighted more than 250 resources. The deadline for nominations is October 1, 2020.
ALABAMA ADDS THREE PROPERTIES TO THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Aug 19, 2020  -  The Alabama Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, is pleased to announce three Alabama properties that have been added to the National Register of Historic Places: Bricklayers Hall in Montgomery, Montgomery County; The Alabama Book Store in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County; and Vanity Fair Park in Monroeville, Monroe County.


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Oct 19, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION LAUNCHES HISTORIC PRESERVATION MAP OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES OF ALABAMA
Oct 13, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OLD CAHAWBA HOSTS WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC CEMETERIES
Sep 1, 2020 DEADLINE APPROACHING TO NOMINATE PROPERTIES TO PLACES IN PERIL 2020
Aug 19, 2020 ALABAMA ADDS THREE PROPERTIES TO THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Aug 17, 2020 FINAL WEEK TO SUBMIT AHC HISTORIC SITES GRANT APPLICATION
Jul 21, 2020 ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION ANNOUNCES 2021 GRANT PROGRAM
Jul 16, 2020 STATE OF ALABAMA COMMITS $1 MILLION TO CLOTILDA PRESERVATION
Jul 8, 2020 FREEDOM RIDES MUSEUM TO VIRTUALLY HOST NATIONALLY BROADCAST EVENT WITH FREEDOM RIDERS AND GOOD TROUBLE DIRECTOR DAWN PORTER
May 18, 2020 "TRAVELIN' DOWN FREEDOM'S MAINLINE" FREEDOM RIDES MUSEUM HONORS 59th ANNIVERSARY WITH STORYTELLING SERIES
May 1, 2020 UPDATE: ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION RE-OPENS "GREEN SPACES" AT SELECT HISTORIC SITES
Apr 10, 2020 ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION RECEIVES THREE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE GRANTS
Apr 3, 2020 UPDATE: ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION RESPONDS TO COVID-19
Mar 19, 2020 UPDATE: ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION RESPONDS TO COVID-19
Mar 16, 2020 ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION RESPONDS TO COVID-19
Mar 10, 2020 ALABAMA HISTORICAL COMMISSION AND PARTNERS ANNOUNCE "CLOTILDA:THE EXHIBITION" IN NEW AFRICATOWN FACILITY
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