Wiregrass Welcomes Upcoming Bicentennial WorkshopMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jul 13 2017 1:55 PM
Dothan, Alabama - July 13, 2017 - The fifth regional community workshop for the bicentennial will be held on Thursday, July 27, 9:00 AM, at the Wiregrass Museum of Art, in Dothan. The workshops have been developed by the Alabama Bicentennial Committee to share information, resources and funding opportunities regarding Alabama's three-year bicentennial commemoration. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required at the ALABAMA 200 website.
"We have many partners in Dothan, Elba, Enterprise, and Daleville but hope to have the opportunity to make more connections throughout the Wiregrass," said Jay Lamar, Executive Director of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.
From family reunions to school service projects, from museum exhibitions to common reading programs and from recipe collections to oral history interviews, there will be many ways that individuals, groups and communities can involve themselves in the state's milestone birthday.
"It is so important for organizations and businesses to come together around these kinds of initiatives. The bicentennial is a great way for us to celebrate all that we have to offer in our communities, as well as what makes us unique as Alabamians. Working together will allow us to leverage our individual, and sometimes limited, resources to make a greater collective impact," said Dana-Marie Lemmer, Director and Curator of the Wiregrass Museum of Art.
The workshops are co-sponsored by Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourism, Alabama League of Municipalities, University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, Main Street Alabama, Design Alabama, Alabama Historical Commission, Black Heritage Council, Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, Alabama Tourism Department, Alabama Association of Regional Councils, Alabama Communities of Excellence, and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
In 2013, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission was established by the governor and the legislature to begin planning for the state's 200th anniversary. For more information about the bicentennial, visit www.alabama200.org, or call 334-242-4537.