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“Gees Bend” Play

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The play "Gees Bend" was written by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, and debuted to sold-out audiences at the Alabama Shakespeare Theatre several years ago. It has been performed by various theatre groups throughout the US. The play is based on the life of Gees Bend Quilter, Ms. Mary Lee Bendolph. It tells her story of unbelievable hardship and the struggle in this isolated Wilcox County Hamlet. The main character, Sadie, inspired by a visit to Gees Bend by Dr. Martin Luther…

Low Country Boil

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A popular annual event, this is a very casual buffet supper with local live music held in the historic Marion Female Seminary building.  Menu includes shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn, slaw, bread, tea, and homemade desserts. Adults $20 / Students $12

1st Morning Art Walk

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until November 3, 2018

On the first Saturday of every month, the art studios of Downtown Selma are opening their doors to the public. Southland Studio, Charlie Lucas "The Tin Man" and Anne Strand Designs will be open to view and buy local and regional art. Each month new artists will be featured as well as Gallery 905 and The Selma Art Guild. Come and buy local and regional art as well as talk with the artist in their studio. If you get hungry, Uncle Clyde's BBQ Food Truck…

Road to Freedom Wagon Tour

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Road to Freedom Wagon Tour Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am Lest we forget: one hundred years BEFORE the 1965 Voting Rights March focused on the Dallas county courthouse in nearby Selma, a brave community of recently emancipated African-Americans gathered around an older courthouse in Cahawba. These 19th century "foot soldiers" exercised their right to vote and - for a brief time - gained great political power. This wagon tour tells the story of Cahawba's African American…

Selma’s 43rd Historic Selma Pilgrimage

March 16 @ 9:00 am - March 17 @ 5:00 pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 SATURDAY, March 17 Selma, AL — 43rd Historic Selma Pilgrimage.   Travel back in time to tour nine homes representing many architectural styles and an historic church. Visit four museums, two art shows, the evening house reception and 1860’s gristmill. Tickets available 8:30  til 4 during Pilgrimage at headquarters, 109 Union St.  For more information, call 334-412-8550. Find Selma’s Historic Pilgrimage on Facebook.  Website:  SelmaPilgrimage.com PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release CONTACT: Candi Duncan 334-412-8550 Email: info@selmapilgrimage.com Website: www.selmapilgrimage.com…

Furman, Pine Apple, and Oak Hill Spring Pilgrimage

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

As part of Alabama's Bicentennial Celebration Year of Honoring Our People, come learn about the residents of east Wilcox County by touring their homes, churches, schools and other historic sites in the towns of Furman, Snow Hill, Pine Apple and Oak Hill. Sponsored by the Furman Civic Club, the Town of Pine Apple, and the Town of Oak Hill in association with the Wilcox Historical Society. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students, children 6 and under are free.…

Wilcox County: Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit

April 1 - April 14

The Alabama Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit will be in Wilcox County at the Gees Bend Ferry Terminal (1001 Earl Hilliard Road, Camden, AL 36726) in Camden from April 1st to April 14th. Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit is a statewide celebration of 200 years of statehood presented by Alabama Humanities Foundation in partnership with the Alabama Department of Archives and History and the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. The exhibit showcases the decisions and turning points that shaped Alabama history, culture, and…

Civil War Walking Tour of Old Cahawba

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Civil War Walking Tour of Old Cahawba Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am This guided tour will visit Castle Morgan, the POW camp at Old Cahawba, and explore the plight of these unfortunate soldiers as well as the hardships of the town’s Confederate residents who suffered while their husbands, fathers and sons were off to war, many never to return. Call 334-872-8058 for more information or visit ahc.alabama.gov or facebook.com/oldcahawba. ADDRESS: 9518 Cahaba Rd, Orrville, AL 36767…

8th Annual Mark Curl Memorial BBQ Cook-Off – April 20-21

April 20 - April 21

The Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 8th Annual Mark Curl Memorial BBQ Cook-Off on April 20-21st at the Courthouse Square in Downtown Camden, Alabama. Each year we host the event as a way to attract tourists to downtown Camden and provide entertainment for all. On Saturday morning at 9am the streets of Downtown Camden will come alive with a street festival, BBQ Cook-Off competition and various artists from all genres. For vendor and cook-off team information,…

Mark Curl 8th Annual BBQ Cook-Off

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - April 28 @ 2:00 pm

The Wilcox Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our 8th annual BBQ Cook-Off April 27th and April 28th of 2018. This family friendly occasion will include live entertainment and the BBQ cook-off in front of the courthouse in downtown Camden. More details to come.

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