March 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
ALABAMA 200 is bringing something for citizens and visitors of all ages to share and explore as we celebrate our state’s bicentennial
ALABAMA 200 is bringing something for citizens and visitors of all ages to share and explore as we celebrate our state’s bicentennial. From a history walk and folklife festival to travelling exhibitions and book signings, ALABAMA 200 is creating more fanfare than a history lesson and more lasting cultural significance than a fireworks show. Beginning in March 2017 in Mobile and St. Stephens and culminating in December 2019 in Huntsville, ALABAMA 200 includes all 67 counties and stretches from the Shoals to the shores and from the Capital city to the Rocket City.
Beginning in March 2017 in Mobile, AL
Ending in December 2019 in Huntsville, AL
In February 2013, Governor Robert Bentley signed legislation establishing the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. Created to guide and support commemoration of the anniversary of Alabama’s statehood, the 13-member commission is chaired by Senator Arthur Orr of Decatur. The members of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission began working to establish committees to plan and coordinate events and activities centered around education, statewide initiatives, and local activities. Operating at the ground level, these committees comprise every realm of public service, drawing talent from local government, small businesses and national corporations, volunteer organizations, schools and colleges, and everyday citizens looking to share in the experience. Working jointly, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and these committees sought an appropriate vehicle through which to deliver an experience worthy of Alabama’s historic bicentennial: thus ALABAMA 200 was born.