See what's happening in Selma and Dallas County.
20th Annual Roots and Wings Art Show
Friday, April 1st-Monday, April 18th, 2022
Opening Reception (Members Only) on March 31st at 6:00 pm
Arts Revive Carneal Building
3 Church Street
For more information, contact Becky Youngblood at (334) 410-2302
OLD CAHAWBA HOSTS CIVIL WAR WALKING TOUR
(Orrville, AL) Saturday, April 2, at 10am, Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission, invites visitors to take part in a guided, one-hour walking tour on the grounds of Castle Morgan, Cahaba Federal Prison. Park guests will hear harrowing accounts of soldiers from both Confederate and Union armies who called Cahawba home during wartime.
Participants will learn about the waning days of the Civil War, at a time when flooding pushed the waters of the Cahaba and Alabama rivers over the banks and across the town of Cahawba - leaving nearly 3,000 Union army prisoners standing in knee deep water for days. Upon release from the prison, many were sent to Vicksburg, Mississippi where they boarded the ill-fated riverboat Sultana which exploded and sank in the Mississippi River.
The plight of these unfortunate soldiers will be explored on the site of their Cahawba prison, known as Castle Morgan. “Visible reminders still survive from that era” says Jonathan Matthews. “We'll get to trace the actual outline of where Castle Morgan stood.” Other stops on the tour will illustrate the hardships of the town’s confederate residents who suffered while their husbands, fathers and sons were off to war, many never to return.
Tickets are $8 and available at the Old Cahawba Visitor Center or by calling 334-872-8058. The tour is allotted for a maximum of 15 participants to accommodate social distancing. Interested parties are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.
Old Cahawba lies at the confluence of the Alabama and Cahaba Rivers, and from 1819 to 1826 it served as Alabama’s first capital. 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.
Old Cahawba is a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission. To learn more about Old Cahawba, or the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit www.ahc.alabama.gov.
About Old Cahawba
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.
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 to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit ahc.alabama.gov ###
The Create Space will be open at Gallery 905 for the 1st Saturday Selma
Saturday, April 2, 2022
905 Water Avenue
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Jo Taylor will be offering a FREE Simple Pottery Bowl making class
Registration Link: https://www.aces.edu/go/FruitS chool2022
Selma Charity League’s Groovin' on the Grass with Ben Brooks
Saturday, April 9th, 4p-7p
713 Mabry Street
Tickets on sale February 25th
Register at www.aces.edu/go/FEC2022
Join the Alabama Extension Home Grounds team for the Urban Green: Back 2 Basics Wednesdays webinar series. This live online educational series provides basic gardening and landscaping training for individuals in limited space urban areas.
When: Every second and fourth Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. CT
Where: Zoom and Facebook Live
Registration is required to attend this webinar series. The Zoom meeting number and link will be provided upon completion of the online registration. Visit www.aces.edu/go/B2Bzoom to register.
New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom website to watch a video that will help you prepare to attend.
This webinar will also be available through Facebook Live on the Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University Facebook page.
Lunch & Learn
Thursday, April 21st
from 10:30 am-12:00 pm
at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library
Featuring Kelly Pomeroy showing us how to beautifully paint the inside of oyster shells. This program is 10:30-12:00 and costs $5 per shell. There are a limited number of spots left for this program. Lunch is optional and $10.00. Call 334-874-1725 for reservations.
In observance of National Crime Victims Week