Fall Meeting of the Blount County Historical Society...

Mark the calendar for the fall meeting 2:00pm Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Blount County Memorial Museum, 204 2nd Street North, Oneonta, AL 35121. There will be a short Society business meeting, followed by author Glen Wills speaking about forgotten Alabama.

Born in North Carolina, Glen Wills has been an Alabamian since the age of two, growing up and graduating from high school and college while living in Huntsville. He now resides in Alabaster. He eventually became a videotape editor and then a news photographer for the local CBS TV station in Huntsville. He next moved to Channel 13 in Birmingham where he morphed into a satellite truck engineer. It was during this stint that he began noticing the old and abandoned remnants of Alabama's past.

He began documenting them as he traveled the byroads of Alabama, eventually authoring two books of photographs, Forgotten Alabama and More Forgotten Alabama. He is presently working on the third book in the series, 200 Years of Forgotten Alabama. He has also founded the phenomenal Facebook group page, Forgotten Alabama, which currently has more than 100 thousand members.



New Christmas Ornaments Are Here!

The new Christmas ornaments have arrived, and these collectibles commemorate the County"s history. There is an ample stock of these and other ornaments at the Museum. At $15.00, they make excellent stocking gifts. There are also coffee mugs, artwork and other items available at a modest cost. Take time to stop by and browse.

Scenes from the traveling bicentennial exhibit, recently hosted by the Blount County Memorial Museum at the Frank Green Building in Oneonta, AL.


The Blount County Historical Society, although one of the oldest such societies in the state, incorporated as a not–for–profit organization this past March. Subsequenntly, the BCHS filed a request with the Internal Revenue Service for a 501c(3) tax exemption.

This request was recognized with a letter exemption received from the IRS on September 12th. All donations and contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by applicable IRS regulations.


Please take time to review the events page to see what's going on in Blount County. Also, if you have a family or community event you desire to be listed on our events page, just call the museum or email the Museum with your notice (no ads, please).

Also, stop by and visit with us for a while; we're conveniently located just south of the Courthouse in Oneonta. The Museum hours are 8:00am until 5:00pm, Tuesday through Thursday. Also, visit our Facebook Page. We aren't a large museum, but there's a lot to see. We have quite a collection of Blount County family records and genealogies and knowledgeable family researchers are available.


Welcome to the Blount County Memorial Museum

We at the Blount County Memorial Museum are always aware of the sacrifices of our veterans and their families. We are honored to have many veterans who help us with our mission to record and maintain the records and artifacts of these families and of their contributions to our County, State and Nation.

The Museum is always pleased to showcase Blount County's artists. This especially fitting during the Biocentennial Celebration. Therefore, having two authors for the signing of their books is quite gratifying to all of us here at the Museum. Be sure to check our Events page for the date/time/location of these two events.


Coming Events

Blountsville Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Downtown Blountsville

Sponsored by the Blountsville Historical Society


Quilt Show

Sponsored by the Blount County Quilters Guild
Admission $5.00
October 26 & 27, 2018
Palisades Park
1225 Palisades Parkway
Oneonta, AL 35121


Covered Bridge Festival

Sponsored by the Blount County Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Downtown Oneonta and Palisades Park
1225 Palisades Parkway
Oneonta, AL 35121


Quarterly Meeting
Blount County Historical Society

Glenn Wills, speaking about Forgotten Alabama

2:00pm October 28, 2018
Blount County Memorial Museum
204 2nd Street North
Oneonta, AL 35121


Visit the BCMM Facebook Page

We have an active group of FaceBook® followers, and we invite everyone to drop in from time to time. It's also a source of additional information about the early families who settled Blount County, as well of the County's history and heritage.



Friends of the Locust Fork River

Check the events page for upcoming FLFR activities. For additional information about any of these activities, contact the FLFR.


Planning a Tour?

The Museum provides guides for touring groups visiting Blount County. Please complete the tour notice form to request a knowledgeable guide.

Whether it's a visit to the covered bridges, Palisades Park, County Caves, or a working farm, we're always pleased to tell about our County.


Blount County Roots?

If your family has roots in Blount County, we invite you to join the Blount County Historical Society (BCHS). Dues are only $10.00/year. The BCHS meets quarterly and provides supporting services to Operation Grateful Heart and the Blount County Memorial Museum. Just download an application form complete it and mail it with payment.



Tips for Family Researchers

Besides information about our County's history, there are tips for family historians, which reflect the findings of veteran family researchers.



Announcements

If you have an announcement about a family reunion or suggested site links, please send to the Curator. We would be pleased to add them. No ads, please.




Page last updated August 30, 2018.
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