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Headland to host Alabama Bicentennial exhibition

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jun 27 2018 5:42 PM

Alabama Humanities Foundation selected Headland as one of only 67 in the state to be a host community for Making Alabama-A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit in celebration of Alabama becoming a state 200 years ago, Dec. 4, 2019.

This traveling exhibit will crisscross the state for 18 months, beginning in March 2018 and ending just before Dec. 4, 2019, drawing regional crowds during its two to three-week engagements. Making Alabama will be presented in Headland from Thursday, October 2-27, 2018 at the Blanche Solomon Memorial Library located in downtown Headland at 17 Park Street. Exhibit hours will be will be Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00 and Saturdays 10:00-2:00. 

“What an exciting opportunity for our city and county,” said Rhonda Harrison, Executive Director of the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce “This is not only a chance for us to learn more about the history of Alabama and its story of becoming a state, it also gives us an opportunity to showcase our community’s own history and story.”

Henry County, Alabama is one day older than the State of Alabama. Along with the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration, Henry County will be hosting events throughout 2018 and 2019 in celebration of its 200th birthday. Dates and activities are forth coming.

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