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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:

January 22, 3:30 p.m.

Archaeology of the Territorial Period, 1798-1819

Presented by: Ben Hoksbergen

Downtown Huntsville Library Auditorium


January 29, 6:00 p.m.

Searching for Harry Toulmin: A New Look at Territorial Alabama

Presented by: Jane DeNeefe

Downtown Huntsville Library, Second Floor Meeting Room


February 15, 3:00 p.m.

The Clays: An Early Huntsville Family

Presented by: Shalis Worthy, Archivist

Downtown Huntsville Library, Ranee' G. Pruitt Room (Third Floor)


March 9, 10:00 a.m.

Antebellum Alabama with Burritt on the Mountain

Downtown Huntsville Library Auditorium

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