Plans are being made by the Alabama 200.Org for the 200th Birthday Celebration of Alabama becoming a state. The territory of Alabama began in 1817 and continued to December 14, 1819 when Alabama became a state of the United States. The celebration is three years long beginning in 2017 to commemorate Alabama becoming a Territory and ending in 2019, our 200th birthday of statehood.
“2017 EXPLORING OUR PLACES “-Alabama has a rich and diverse landscape. From fossil finds to space camp, historic downtown's to beautiful state parks, we will Explore Our Places in 2017.”
“2018 HONORING OUR PEOPLE”-Pulitzer Prize-winners, civil rights leaders, athletes, astronauts, master of industry, and innovation and everyone in between. We couldn’t celebrate out history-or make our future-without the folks who have made Alabama home. In 2018 we will Honor Our People.”
“2019 SHARING OUR STORIES- By our birthday year, we will have lots to tell about the places we’ve been and the people you’ve met, we Share Our Stories.”
Spread the word about our state’s 200th birthday. See additional info on Facebook: 200 Alabama Bicentennial; and watch for announcements of events by the state. The celebration is to begin in Mobile May, 2017. Semmes Heritage Park will be participating in the Bicentennial Celebration with our Heritage Day Celebration May 6th.
In the process of preserving Semmes History, we are still collecting photos, family stories, and memories of early life in Semmes. Do you have a photo, or a story to share? Did your family homestead in Semmes? In this age of family genealogy you may have discovered your family history related to Semmes that you would like to add to our archives.
The book, “Scrapbook of Memories” was the first book published by Semmes Heritage to preserve our history and to provide funds for the restoration of the 1902 Semmes School. It is a collection of photos and memories of early life in Semmes. Plans are underway for a second addition of “Scrapbook of Memories.”
Semmes Heritage Park, the guardian of Semmes History. We are remembering the Past as we look to the future. Don’t forget, we are an all volunteer group and new members are welcome.
Information 1-251-649-0270 - Semmes Heritage, P.O. Box 2152, Semmes, Alabama 36575