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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…

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.…

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