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Happy Birthday Alabama Presentation at Old Cahawba
Saturday, December 3
10:00 – 11:00am
Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, Orrville (near Selma)
Join us to celebrate Alabama's birthday at the site of its first permanent state capital on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00 – 11:00am.
Linda Derry, Site Director and Archaeologist, will summarize recent discoveries relating to early settlement of Cahawba, and help you sort bicentennial facts from fiction. After the presentation, you are invited to enjoy birthday cake in honor of our state, and then explore the ghost town of Old Cahawba!
Directions: From downtown Selma, take Highway 22 (Dallas Avenue) west 8.6 miles. Cross over the Cahaba River and turn left onto County Road 9 and follow this 3.3 miles until it dead ends. Turn left onto County Road 2 and follow this 1.5 miles until you see the Visitor Center on the right. Visitor Center Address: 9518 Cahaba Road, Orrville, AL 36767.
Fee: $8.00 per person For more information contact Linda Derry at
Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. Today, the Alabama Historical Commission owns and operates this significant archaeological site.
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About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state
legislature in 1966 with a mission of safeguarding Alabama’s historic buildings and sites. The Commission is
tasked with the acquisition and preservation of historic properties and educating the public about historic
sites in Alabama. For a complete list of properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation,
and admission fees please visit www.ahc.alabama.gov