This weekend at Old Alabama Town...
- Saturday November 10th, 9-11 a.m.CONSERVATOR'S TOUR OF OAKWOOD
Are there stains on the grave? is the iron fence leaning? How can one preserve the epitaphs? Michael Panhorst, Curator of Art at Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, will discuss the care and conservation of graveyard stone monuments and slabs, ironwork and other funereal art. Mary Ann Neeley will be along to add a bit of history as the tour ambles through parts of Montgomery's fine old burying ground. Meet inside the front gate on Columbus Street in your good walking shoes and bring along a bottle of water! FREE for Landmarks members, $5.00 General Public. Call 240-4518 for further information.Sunday November 11th, 2:00 p.m.Historic Preservation: Why Do We Care?Nicholas Holmes, the preeminent historic preservation architect in the Southeast, and Ann Bedsole, member of the Alabama Historical Commission, will speak on the thought-provoking topic, "Historic Preservation, Why Do We Care?" Included will be views of some of Nick's projects, including an early nineteenth century cottage recently restored in rural Alabama. The lecture is at the Loeb Center at Old Alabama Town, 301 Columbus Street. A reception will follow. It is free and open to the public.