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HMCPL Celebrates AL 200

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is excited to be an official partner of the AL 200 Bicentennial. 

Celebrate with us as we take a yearlong look at the history of Huntsville and Madison County. In 2019, you can look forward to:

  • History-themed months, including: Territory Years; Founding of the State; Antebellum Alabama; the Civil War; Turn of the 20th Century; World War I and the 1920s; Great Depression; New Deal; World War II; the Space Program; Civil Rights; and Alabama of today and tomorrow.
  • Speaker Series, featuring local historians and authors.
  • Exhibits, including in-house and traveling exhibitions from Special Collections and other institutions.
  • Interactive Timeline, updated monthly to include events from Alabama's history.
  • Suggested Reading List, posted online and on social media. Formed monthly by the Downtown Branch's Readers Advisory team.

LearningQUEST is our official co-sponsor. 


Schedule of Events:


August 27, 6:00p.m.
Voices of the Women's Suffrage Movement (Living History Program)
Presented by: Stephanie Vickers
Downtown Huntsville Library - Auditorium


August 29, 6:00 p.m.
Alabama and the New Deal: the TVA and CCC
Presented by: Patt Ezzell and David Lilly
Downtown Huntsville Library - Auditorium


See library events calendar for more details.


Miss a bicentennial program? Visit the Special Collections Department (3rd Floor, Downtown Library) to see a video recording of a past event!

Archaeology of the Territorial Period, 1798-1819
Presented by: Ben Hoksbergen

Searching for Harry Toulmin: A New Look at Territorial Alabama
Presented by: Jane DeNeefe

The Clays: An Early Huntsville Family
Presented by: Shalis Worthy, HMCPL Archivist

Antebellum Alabama
Presented by: Burritt on the Mountain

The Civil War in Alabama
Presented by: Jacque Reeves

Cottage Home Infirmary and Nurse Training School
Presented by: Peggy Towns

Alabama in the Great War
Presented by: Ed Kennedy

Scottsboro Unmasked
Presented by: Peggy Towns

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