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Spring Pilgrimage in Demopolis

April 11, 2015 @ 8:00 am - April 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm


The Marengo County Historical Society swings open the doors to its biennial Spring Pilgrimage of historic homes in Demopolis, Alabama, on April 11-12, 2015. This year’s tour includes THE WAY WE WORKED, a Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibit. The exhibit, in conjunction with the Southern Literary Trail 2015, welcomes Alabama Humanities’ Road Scholar Christopher Lang to talk about Antique Alabama Furniture.

Lang depicts the rich and diverse traditions of Alabama cabinetmaking trade. There will be a display table with show and tell items including antique woodworking tools, samples of woods and cabinetmaker’s design books. The talk will be at Lyon Hall, 102 South Main, at 1:00pm. Christopher Lang’s talk is free to the public.

In addition, there will be an exhibit of agricultural equipment on Saturday, April 11, 10am-5pm. The AG exhibit will be on display in the vacant lot catty-corner from MCHAM @ the Rosenbush Building, 101 North Walnut Avenue.

Comprised of six historic homes, the 2015 Spring Pilgrimage of Demopolis will feature four private residences, and two historic house museums – Bluff Hall and Gaineswood.  The tour of homes will take place on Saturday, April 11, 10am-5pm; and Sunday, April 12, 2pm-5pm. Please note that Gaineswood will be open Saturday, April 11, 10am-3pm; and Sunday, April 12, 2-5pm.  Tickets are $20 and will include access to all six pilgrimage sites. The tickets can be purchased at Bluff Hall, 407 North Commissioners Ave, Demopolis, leading up to and the day of the event. Call 334.289.9644 or email marengohistory@bellsouth.net. Pilgrimage guests will be treated to refreshments on the porch of Mr. & Mrs. Brian Brooker.

The Marengo County History & Archives Museum and Marengo County Historical Society, in cooperation with Alabama Humanities Foundation, will explore the professions and the people that sustain American society when it hosts “The Way We Worked,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. In addition, we’ve put together an exhibit of the way Marengo worked!

“The Way We Worked” exhibit will be on display April 6 – May 6, 2015, at the Marengo County History & Archives Museum @ the Rosenbush Building, 101 North Walnut Avenue, Historic Downtown Demopolis, Alabama. The exhibit is free to the public.

The Alabama tour of “The Way We Worked” has been made possible by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Alabama Power Company, and Norfolk Southern Railroad.

The Marengo County Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization that began its work in 1961, in Demopolis, Alabama. For over 50 years, the Society has offered arts and cultural events while working to preserve the history of Marengo County. For more information on any of the APRIL events, please contact the Marengo County Historical Society at 334.289.9644, or email marengohistory@bellsouth.net.

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April 11, 2015 @ 8:00 am
April 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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Marengo County Historical Society


805 South Cedar Avenue
Demopolis, AL United States
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