The New Year seems to have sneaked up and the Holidays are recorded in the annals. It's a leap year, too; whether that is a lucky omen or not, it will undoubtedly be a notable one. The Museum staff have been so busy, we've hardly noticed the year winding down, but we are expecting it to be quite eventful.
One of our projects is an Angel Flight for county Korean Conflict veterans. There'll be more information at this site as plans, dates, details, et cetera, are determined. So, check back from time to time, both here and at our Facebook page.
We"ll have new items to display; there's a new Beginner's Genealogy class, and other events at the Museum, too.
There are still copies of the Blount County Heritage book available, too. So drop in and visit with us from time to time.
Some folks occasionally complain that we Blount Countians
tend to live in the past; most of us simply believe that we have quite a history. We are proud of our hieritage and of our people. True, we also like to take a stroll down Memory Lane from time to time.
We accept old photographs of our county's scenes and activities. If you wish to send one or more photos, simply scan it and attach it to an email to the Museum. If possible, send the image(s) as 5" x 8" JPG or PNG image format, along with a release form and a description of each scene. After all, part of having old snapshots is sharing them with frends and neightbors.
If your family has roots in Blount County, we invite you to join the Blount County Historical Society (BCHS). Dues are only $15.00/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 to us with a check or money order.
Stop in 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 have quite a collection of Blount County family records and genealogies. Knowledgeable family researchers are available to assist visitors. If you have family records and stories, we would be pleased if they were shared with us. If you cannot stop by, then just call (205–625–6905) or email them to the museum.
Get Your Past Port
The Alabama Bicentennial Past Ports are still available. They are a commpendium of historic destinations in each of Alabama's 67 counties, featuring hisotrical and cultural sites and events. Each Past Port also fea tures original artwork depicting the State's rich heritage.
Stop in and get one – they are only $10.00/each.
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.