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  • A.J. Wright
    *Alabama Department of Archives and History * * JULY EVENTS AND UPDATES * *ArchiTreats: Food for Thought* *Cars Fell on Alabama: The Automotive Industry Comes
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 3, 2013

      Alabama Department of Archives and History 

      JULY EVENTS AND UPDATES
      ArchiTreats: Food for Thought
      Cars Fell on Alabama: The Automotive Industry Comes to Alabama
      A panel discussion led by 
      Bill Taylor & Archie Craft
      Thursday, July 18th at Noon
      2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. (MBUSI)'s decision to locate an assembly plant in Alabama. What impact has the industry had on our economy and what role will it play in the future? How does MBUSI view its original decision to call Alabama home? Join us this month to find out. 
      Alabama's Gettysburg Flags
      150 years ago this month, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia collided with the Union Army of the Potomac in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in one of the most critical battles of the Civil War. Almost 6,000 Alabamians fought at Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863 with more than 2,200 becoming casualties. 
       
      Battle flags of the 13th Alabama Infantry Regiment and the 5th Alabama Infantry Battalion were both captured on July 3, 1863 during the assault on Cemetery Ridge (Pickett's Charge). They were later returned to the state and the Archives and have been conserved. Read more about these important flags here:
       
      July History At Home
      What's a thaumatrope? Invented in 1826, thaumatropes were the first motion picture devices, creating the illusion that a single image is moving. Check out July's History at Home project and learn how to make your own!
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      Alabama Voices Construction 
      Progress continues on construction of Alabama Voices
      , the new, centerpiece exhibition at the Museum of Alabama opening in early 2014. Check our our press release here to learn more.


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      July 4th
       
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      Second Saturday
      July 13th

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      | 624 Washington Avenue | P.O. Box 300100 | Montgomery | AL | 36130-0100

    • A.J. Wright
      *Alabama Department of Archives and History * * JULY EVENTS AND UPDATES * *Find Your Story at * *My History Day* *Saturday, July 12th, 10 am to 3 pm* *Click
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 1, 2014

        Alabama Department of Archives and History 

        JULY EVENTS AND UPDATES
        Find Your Story at 
        My History Day
        Saturday, July 12th, 10 am to 3 pm
        Become immersed and inspired by your own unique history at this FREE, family-friendly event. Activities for all ages will focus on collecting and preserving your family's story.
        Second Saturday Themed Tours
        Begin July 12th at 1 pm!
        Join one of our expert staff members on the second Saturday of each month for a FREE, themed tour of the Museum of Alabama's all-new exhibits. Each month, the tour will focus on a different topic of Alabama history. Don't miss this unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Alabama's story! 

        Saturday, July 12th at 1 pm
        Small Town Alabama
        Led by John Hardin, Museum Content Coordinator
        Explore life in Alabama's small towns through the centuries in this tour of the museum's
        dioramas and displays.

        ArchiTreats: Food for Thought
        Civil War Mobile
        Presented by Lonnie Burnett
        Thursday, July 17th at Noon
        During the Civil War, the city of Mobile played a pivotal role as a port city for the Confederacy. It was the last major port seized by Union forces after the Battle of Mobile Bay in August 1864. As the 150th anniversary of the battle approaches, join us as Dr. Burnett explores Mobile's political, social, and economic history during this tumultuous period. 
        Roots, Leaves, & Branches:
        Growing Your Family History
        A One-Day Genealogy Workshop for All Levels
        Saturday, July 26th, 9am - 3pm
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        Join expert genealogist Nancy Dupree for a one-day genealogy workshop. This course will equip participants of all research levels with valuable skills and information to navigate the oftentimes overwhelming world of genealogical research. Regardless if you are just beginning to explore your family's history or if you are already discovering your family tree, this workshop will take your research to the next level. 
         
        $35 for the general public and $30 for Friends of the Alabama Archives members. This covers materials, refreshments, and a box lunch. 
         
        July Museum Make & Take:
        Thaumatropes!
        What's a thaumatrope? Invented in 1826, thaumatropes were the first motion picture devices, creating the illusion that a single image is moving. Bring you family to the Hands-On Gallery at the Museum of Alabama this month to learn more and make your own! 
         
        Can't visit the museum right now? Click here for fun projects you can do at home. 

        The Archives & the Museum of Alabama
        will be CLOSED
        Friday, July 4th
         
        Museum of Alabama
        Hours
        Monday - Saturday
        8:30 - 4:30
        Free, Guided Tour
        1 pm Daily

        Research Room
        Hours 
        Tuesday - Saturday
        8:30am-4:30pm
        Open the Second Saturday
        July 12th

        Become a Friend of the Archives Today!


        STAY CONNECTED

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        624 Washington Avenue
        Montgomery, AL 36130


        Alabama Department of Archives and History | 624 Washington Avenue | P.O. Box 300100 | Montgomery | AL | 36130-0100

      • A.J. Wright
        *Alabama Department of Archives and History * * JULY EVENTS AND UPDATES * *Summer Saturday Genealogy Workshops* *July 11 and August 8 from 9:00 to Noon * Find
        Message 3 of 3 , Jul 2, 2015


          Alabama Department of Archives and History 

          JULY  EVENTS AND UPDATES
          Summer Saturday Genealogy Workshops
          July 11 and August 8 from 9:00 to Noon 
          Find your story this summer! Register for a genealogy  workshop led by Alabama Archives' expert genealogist, Nancy Dupree. Cost is $30 for the public and $20 for Friends of the Alabama Archives members. Spots are limited so register today! 
          ArchiTreats: Food for Thought
          The Freedmen's Bureau in Alabama, 1865 - 1867
          Presented by Jason J. Battles
          Thursday, July 16th at Noon
          The end of the Civil War brought with it the abrupt end of the slave-based plantation system at the heart of Alabama's agrarian economy. At the same time, the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, aka the Freedmen's Bureau, was created to assist blacks in the transition from slaves to citizens.  This month, University of Georgia Deputy Librarian Jason J. Battles will discuss how  the Bureau and its director, Brig. Gen. Wager Swayne, made significant, although short-lived, improvements in the legal and economic position of black Alabamians.
          Saturday Themed Tour
          July 18 at 11:00 pm
          Alabama Portraits led by Curator Ryan Blocker
          Join Archives' Curator Ryan Blocker on this free, guided tour of the Archives' portrait collections. Discover the stories behind the wide variety of portraits on display at the Museum of Alabama depicting Alabamians of all ages from various periods of our state's history. 
          June & July Museum Make & Take:  Thaumatropes!
          What's a thaumatrope? Invented in 1826, thaumatropes were the first motion picture devices, creating the illusion that a single image is moving. Bring you family to the Hands-On Gallery at the Museum of Alabama this summer to learn more and make your own! 

          The Archives & the Museum of Alabama
          will be  CLOSED
          Friday, July 3rd & Saturday, July 4th for the state holiday. 
           
          Museum of Alabama
          Hours
          Monday - Saturday
          8:30 - 4:30

          Research Room
          Hours 
          Tuesday - Saturday
          8:30am-4:30pm
          Open the Second Saturday
          July 11th

          Love Alabama history?
          Become a Friend of the Archives Today!


          STAY CONNECTED

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          624 Washington Avenue
          Montgomery, AL 36130


          Alabama Department of Archives and History | 624 Washington Avenue | P.O. Box 300100 | Montgomery | AL | 36130-0100

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