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August 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$30 – $50
Marengo County Historical Society is celebrating Demopolis’ Bicentennial with a weekend of events, including a Pilgrimage of historic homes dating back to 1829. Tour decades of Southern architecture, art, and decoration; explore 1817 French wallpaper with historical scholar, Betje Klier; admire original paintings by prominent artist Julyan Davis inspired by Demopolis and the Black Belt. Watch Davis create new pieces featuring the interior of Lyon Hall during a live painting exhibition. Get your groove on with the Lamont Landers Band at the Black-Tie Gala at the Demopolis Civic Center, including fireworks overlooking the Tombigbee River. Celebrate 200 years in one jam-packed weekend!
The events start at 7pm on Thursday, September 14th with an opening reception and history drama skit at Gaineswood. Bicentennial Pilgrimage of Homes will occur on Saturday, September 16th, and will run from 10am-5pm. The day will end with the black-tie Bicentennial Gala starting at 7pm. The Pilgrimage continues on Sunday, 2-5pm. There are many free activities to take part in, but to celebrate the bicentennial in full, make sure to purchase your tickets now!