For Immediate Release
November 27, 2018

Happy Birthday Alabama Presentation
Saturday, December 1
10:00 – 11:00 am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Orrville (near Selma)

Alabama's bicentennial year is just a few days away. Why not be the envy of your friends in 2019 with your understanding of early Alabama history and your knowledge of recent discoveries at the site of Alabama's first capital?

If this idea appeals to you, join us at Old Cahawba, Saturday, December 1st, at 10am for a "Happy Birthday, Alabama Presentation."

Old Cahawba Site Director Linda Derry will sort bicentennial fact from fiction. Eric Sipes, Alabama Historical Commission Senior Archaeologist, will join us to discuss the ongoing search for the archaeological remains of Alabama's first statehouse.  

After the presentations, you are invited to enjoy birthday cake in honor of our state, and then explore the ghost town of Old Cahawba!

Directions: From downtown Selma, take Highway 22 (Dallas Avenue) west 8.6 miles. Cross over the Cahaba River and turn left onto County Road 9 and follow this 3.3 miles until it dead ends. Turn left onto County Road 2 and follow this 1.5 miles until you see the Visitor Center on the right. Visitor Center Address: 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL 36767.

Fee: $8.00 per person

For more information contact Jonathan Matthews at cahawbam@bellsouth.net or call the park at 334-872-8058.

Find Old Cahawba on Facebook or visit ahc.alabama.gov

About Old Cahawba
Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. Today, the Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this significant archaeological site.

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 ahc.alabama.gov  


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