Kickoff Archaeology Month in Alabama by joining the Alabama Historical Commission on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park for “From Wilderness to Statehood: Celebrating Old Cahawba” – an exciting day honoring Alabama’s first capital city. Local musicians and living historians will be present to celebrate this bicentennial event. Patrons can enjoy cemetery tours, historical vignettes, and wagon tours throughout the day or elect to explore the beautiful landscape on foot or bicycle. Cahawba, the state’s most famous ghost town, holds many secrets like Alabama’s first Statehouse, a nearly two centuries-old mystery until AHC archaeologists uncovered the foundation remnants. As a special commemoration of Alabama’s bicentennial, elected officials and dignitaries will be on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony for the future site of a statehouse ghost structure.This event is free and open to the public.


When: Friday, October 4, 10am – 2pm

Where: Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. Visitor Center Address: 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL 36767.

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.

Media Contact:Andi Martin, 334-230-2680 Day of Event Contact: Visitors Center: 334-872-8058

Cost: Free


Events Across the State 

ACLN Fall Conference

 Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

 The American Village, Liberty Hall - Ballroom

Montevallo, AL

 Registration is now OPEN!   Fee: $50 for Adults - $25 for Students


A fun, informative and engaging annual conference for individuals

interested in developing leadership skills and helping to grow

leaders in communities throughout Alabama.

 VISIT THE NEW ACLN WEBSITE: https://theacln.org/

 The ACLN is managed by The University of Alabama


Phone: 205-348-7058 | asmenefee@ua.edu




Upcoming Events at AHC Sites

August 3 - "True Crime" Walking Tour - Old Cahawba

August 3 - "Commemoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay" - Fort Morgan

August 9 - "Breach of Peace, A Commemoration of the Freedom Riders" - one night only event benefitting the Freedom Rides Museum

August 17 - "Drill, Drill, Drill" - Confederate Memorial Park

September 7 - "Canines, Camels, Cats & Critters Wagon Tour" - Old Cahawba

October 5 - "Hear the Dead Speak" Walking Tour - Old Cahawba

October 19 - "Cooking withe Commissary" - Confederate Memorial Park

Click here to view the calendar.