For Immediate Release
July 30, 2018

Media Contact: Jacqulyn Kirkland, 334-230-2690

Public Archaeology Day
Saturday, August 4, 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm
Magnolia Grove, Greensboro, Alabama

In collaboration with the Alabama Historical Commission, the Magnolia Grove Foundation and Gulf Coast Survey will hold a Public Archaeology Day at Magnolia Grove on Saturday, August 4 from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Visitors of all ages are invited to try various noninvasive archaeological methods, wash and sort artifacts, and enjoy art activities such as necklace making with beads and cowrie shells.  

Free refreshments will be available.

Admission is FREE.

For more information contact Natalie Mooney at 256-200-5446 or

About Magnolia Grove
Magnolia Grove is a classic Greek revival house built circa 1840. Its architectural style is what many tourists expect to see in the Deep South. However, the house offers much more and presents our region's complex history. Magnolia Grove was the boyhood home of Spanish-American War hero and U.S. Congressman Richmond Pearson Hobson. The Alabama Historical Commission owns this historic site. The Magnolia Grove Foundation is the support group in charge of operating the site. Magnolia Grove is open Thursday-Saturday, 10:00- 4:00 and is located at the intersection of Main Street and Hobson Street (AL-14) in Greensboro, Alabama.

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About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit



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