Celebrating the Bicentennial...

The Centennial Celebration continued here September 4th with the arrival of the traveling exhibit provided by the Alabama Humanities Foundation. A formal ribbon cutting opened the exhibit on September 6th.


This informative traveling display, provided by the State of Alabama, is at the Frank Green Building in Oneonta through September 27th. The display is part of the on–going celebration of 200 years of Alabama Statehood.

Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit at the Frank Green Building in Oneonta, AL

This exhibition, which will be seen in all 67 Alabama counties, showcases the state's history and heritage. It opened in Oneonta September 4th and will be open from 8:00am until 5:00pm each Monday through Friday; 10:00am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, and 1:00pm until 4:00pm on Sunday. Museum Volunteers will be present to help viewers during their visit.

Conducted visits for groups and school classes may be arranged by contacting the Curator of the Blount County Memorial Museum at 205-625-6025. If you really wish to learn more about Alabama and its counties, purchase a PastPort, which is a county-by-county guide offered during this Bicentenniel celebration.


The Museum is now taking orders for the Bicentennial Edition of the Blount County Heritage Book. This edition is now at the publishinh house and will be available in the late fall.

Cost of this edition is $75.00 plus $5.00 S/H.

To reserve a copy, complete the order form and remit it with a check or money order payable to the Blount County Historical Society, P. O. Box 45, Oneonta, AL 35121.


While you're here, please review the events page to see what's going on in Blount County. Also, if you have a family or community event you wanted listed on ourevents 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 available.


Museum Musings

The new quarter began at the BCHA July meeting with an introduction of Footprints in the Dust, Darnell Whited's accounts of life along the Old Tuscaloosa Road. This road, described by Mary Gordan Duffy's accounts of early Alabama, ran from the Tennessee River, through what today is Cleveland, Alabama, through Elyton Village to Tuscaloosa. The life of the families who lived along thee Cleveland stretch is told through the eyes of a young girl as she grew up during the days of World War II.

We've changed the displays for the summer quarter, too. Drop by when you're in the neighborhood. We would be pleased to tell you about them, maybe help you in solving world affairs, or just talking about the weather.


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.

We are justly proud of our heritage and the part our ancestors had in the forming of the State of Alabama. Historically, the area was hunting territory for the Creek and Cherokee Nations. Following the Creek Indian War, some of Andrew Jackson's army returned to settle here. They were joined by South Carolinians shortly afterwards. Today, it is known as the covered bridge capital; at one time there were numerous such bridges in the county. Sadly, time and mischief have reduced the number to just three bridges today.


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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