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A Tour of Wilcox County’s Arts and Culture

Located in Wilcox County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Shopping | Trips

Gee’s Bend The Quilt Collection here is the headquarters of the internationally famous Gee’s Bend quilters – they have shown their quilts as art in museums around the world. ($$) Meet the quilters to hear them tell their inspiring stories and a mini co …

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LoadingCenter mapTrafficBicyclingTransitMy locationGoogle MapsGet Directions A Tour of Wilcox County’s Arts and CultureLocated in Wilcox County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Shopping | Trips Gee’s Bend The Quilt Collection here is the …

Atticus Finch Monument at Old Courthouse in Monroeville, AL

Located in Monroe County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical

Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was born and raised in Monroeville, AL. The fictional town of Maycomb is modeled on Monroeville.  Atticus Finch, the central character in To Kill a Mockingbird, is a lawyer …

Black Belt Treasures

Located in Wilcox County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Shopping

Black Belt Treasures is a non-profit economic development program marketing high quality products from the Black Belt region. The Black Belt takes its name from a band of rich black soil that stretches across south central Alabama. The region first pro …

Choctaw County Historical Museum

Located in Choctaw County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical | Museum

The Choctaw County Historical Museum is located beside the Town Park at downtown Gilbertown, AL.  The main building of the museum contains all types of displays that illustrate how life was in earlier times.  Behind the main museum is another building …

Gee’s Bend Quilt Collective Building

Located in Wilcox County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture

Located in Gee’s Bend, home of the famous Quilters of Gee’s Bend.  Nestled into a curve of the Alabama River, Gee’s Bend was once the site of large cotton plantations owned by Joseph Gee and Mark Pettway.  The women of Gee’s Bend developed a distinctiv …

Ghost Trail

Located in Dallas, Perry, Wilcox County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Trips

The Ghosts of the Black Belt: visit any town in Alabama and you will most likely hear a local ghost story. You will hear stories of civil war soldiers, haunted riverboats, spectral visitors at university campuses and many tales of apparitions that either met an early or unwarranted death. Learn more about our ghost stories and watch video interviews and tales.

Grove Hill, AL Cultural Arts Center

Located in Clarke County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Museum

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center opened in 2008 and it is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Grove Hill Arts Council.  The Arts Center exhibits the work of local artists.  Classes are also conducted at the Arts Center by local artists in oil …

Priester’s Pecans

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Shopping

Priester’s Pecans is a family-owned company specializing in delicious old fashioned farm fresh gifts like pecan desserts, pecan candies, pecan pies, cakes, and bulk pecans. As pecan suppliers and candy makers for over 7 decades, our Gourmet Pecan Pies, …

Selma Interpretative Center

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical | Museum

(Welcome Center to the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail) The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail was established by Congress in 1996, to commemorate the events, people, and route of the 1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama. The March …

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Freedom House

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical

The Jackson family provided this property for the headquarters and home of the Lowndes County Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) staff. This is where civil rights activists came to work when visiting the area. The first SNCC project to pr …

The Alabama Rural Heritage Center

Located in Marengo County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Shopping

The Alabama Rural Heritage Center is located on Hwy 25 in Thomaston,  located in a building designed by the famous Auburn Rural Studio. This building was the former Home Economics Building of Marengo County High School. It houses an art gallery featuri …

The Coleman Center for Arts and Culture

Located in Sumter County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture

The Coleman Center for Arts and Culture has brought the arts of the Black Belt region since the mid-1980’s, holding exhibitions, conducting workshops, and sponsoring local festival and events. You will find the work of both regional and nationally reco …

Voting Rights Museum

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical | Museum

The Museum and Institute chronicles the historical journey for the right to vote that began when the seeds of democracy were first planted by the “founding fathers” in 1776. The founders of the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute envisioned a space that captured the essence of struggles to empower America’s people.

Walton Theater

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical

  The Walton Theater opened for operation in 1914.  During the late 1940’s, in addition to running feature films and hosting vaudeville shows, the Walton staged local “Amateur Nights.”   A typical weekend night at the Walton would include a featur …

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