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Belle Mont Quilt Show Set For October 4 – 27

September 22, 2017

TUSCUMBIA– “A Century of Quilts,” an exhibit selected largely from the extensive personal collection of Glenn Rikard, all made in the region and dating from 100 years ago to the present, will be on display, beginning on Wednesday, October 4, and continuing through noon on Fri., Oct. 27 at Belle Mont Mansion, 1569 Cook Lane […]


Oka Kapassa Festival Returns To Spring Park September 8 and 9

August 25, 2017

COLBERT COUNTY-On September 8th and 9th Spring Park in Tuscumbia, Alabama, will come alive with the sights and sounds of the Native Americans when representatives from more than a dozen tribes return to share their heritage with the communities of the Shoals and the surrounding area at the place the Chickasaw called Oka Kapassa, meaning […]


Pre-Handy Festival Event Returns to Tuscumbia on July 20…Hot BBQ! Cool Blues!

July 15, 2017

TUSCUMBIA – In July, thoughts in the Shoals area turn to partying … and when the W.C. Handy Festival begins next week the Shoals area will become one BIG party!  For several years, the Tuscumbia Retail Development group has celebrated with the annual pre-festival event  “Hot BBQ! Cool Blues!”   This year’s event will be held at […]


A Day in May

April 20, 2017

  TUSCUMBIA-Artists from across the Shoals are invited to Belle Mont Mansion on May 6 to join fellow artists Martha Carpenter and Tim Stevenson for “A Day in May.” This fun event begins with a “tag team” demonstration by Carpenter and Stevenson, both well-known for their differing styles, as they swap strokes and comments while […]


Heritage Days Begin at Belle Mont on April 8 with Chair Caning and Basketry

March 27, 2017

TUSCUMBIA – A series of crafts demonstrations, called “Heritage Days”, will begin on Saturday, April 8, at Belle Mont Mansion, 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia.  Heritage Days will offer demonstrations of crafts and life skills from the past.  First in the series is chair caning and basketry.  Local masters of the skills, Linda Reynolds and Glenn Rikard […]


Belle Mont Clean-up Day March 11

March 4, 2017

TUSCUMBIA –  Members of the Belle Mont Support Group, Friends of Belle Mont, along with members of the Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation will be gathering at Belle Mont Mansion, 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia, on Saturday, March 11, to help with some much needed spring cleaning of the house museum and the grounds.  The crew […]


“The Art of the Dish” At Belle Mont June 23-25

June 15, 2016

TUSCUMBIA-“The Art of the Dish” Antique and Vintage China Exhibit will  be held at Belle Mont Mansion, June 23-25, with a special box lunch and program presented on the courtyard at noon  Friday, June 24.  This is a new event planned in conjunction with the annual Helen Keller Festival in Tuscumbia. Art of the Dish: Antique & […]


Plantation Christmas at Belle Mont Set for December 6

December 1, 2015

COLBERT COUNTY-Belle Mont Mansion will once again be the setting for “A Plantation Christmas,” on Sunday, December 6, 1-5 p.m. The public is invited! The annual event will feature traditional decorations of fresh greenery and fruit. Vocalists and musicians will present period music and dancers will perform vintage ballroom dance at intervals throughout the afternoon. […]


It’s a Dickens Christmas, Y’all Returns to Tuscumbia on December 11-12

November 28, 2015

TUSCUMBIA– Scrooge, Marley and all the familiar faces from Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, will return to Tuscumbia on December 11-12 to join merchants and townspeople in presenting the signature Christmas festival “It’s a Dickens Christmas, Y’all.” In its fifth year, the event adds a festive touch to the season and brings a […]


Tuscumbia Civitan Ornament Released for Sale

November 21, 2015

TUSCUMBIA-Tuscumbia Civitan Club announces the production and sale of the 2015 Civitan Christmas Ornament, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.  The two-dimensional brass ornament depicting the popular tourist attraction is the twentieth in a series of local landmarks which have been sold annually. Ornaments from previous years include the Helen Keller Birthplace, Colbert County Courthouse, […]


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