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.
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).
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.
Blountsville Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Sponsored by the Blount County Quilters Guild
Covered Bridge Festival
Sponsored by the Blount County Chamber of Commerce