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Belle Mont Mansion Presents Joyce Cauthen for “Fiddlers, Banjo Players and Strawbeaters: Alabama’s First Pop Musicians”

February 15, 2020

TUSCUMBIA-Belle Mont Mansion hosts Alabama Humanities Foundation  Joyce Cauthen, director emeritus of the Alabama Folklife Association, who will present “Fiddlers, Banjo Players and Strawbeaters” on Sunday, February 23, at 2:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.   Cauthen will be examining the pivotal role played by African-Americans in developing the music […]

Belle Mont Mansion’s Old-Fashioned Holiday Celebration Set for December 8

November 25, 2019

TUSCUMBIA – One of Alabama’s most distinguished antebellum homes, Belle Mont Mansion in Tuscumbia, Alabama, will celebrate the holiday season with “A Plantation Christmas” on Sunday, December 8. The afternoon event, reminiscent of hospitality in the early 1800’s, has been  held annually at the mansion for more than 30 years and has twice been listed […]

Original Colbert County Courthouse is the 2019 Tuscumbia Civitan Ornament

November 17, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-The Tuscumbia Civitan Club announces production of the 2019 Civitan Christmas Ornament featuring Colbert County’s original courthouse.  It is the 24th ornament in the on-going series that showcases historical sites and landmarks in the community. Colbert County was created in 1867 from the northern part of Franklin County. The original red brick courthouse was built […]

Tuscumbia Historic Preservation Commission Presents Public Meeting with Dr. Caroline Swope October 1

September 28, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-The Tuscumbia Historic Preservation Commission will hear the second part of a review of historic properties that are located within the Tuscumbia National Register District on Tuesday, October 1, at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall (116 E. 6th St., Tuscumbia). The meeting is open to the public. Dr. Caroline B. Swope, preservation consultant and principal […]

Tuscumbia Bicentennial Event – Sunday in the South October 6

September 22, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-The Tuscumbia Bicentennial Commission will host “Sunday in the South”, a community dinner and afternoon of family fun on the grounds of the Colbert County Courthouse, 201 N. Main St., on October 6 from noon until 4:00.  The free event is planned to celebrate the Bicentennial of Alabama’s statehood and has been named an official […]

Tuscumbia Will Celebrate Railroad Heritage as Part of the Alabama Bicentennial

July 3, 2019

 TUSCUMBIA-In recognition of Alabama’s Bicentennial and in honor of Tuscumbia’s illustrious railroad history, the City will host an event dedicated to railroad families of the Shoals.  Hail the Rail – Tuscumbia Railroad Day is set for Saturday, July 13, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Tuscumbia Depot and Roundhouse, 204 W. 5th St. The […]

“Art of the Dish” – Antique and Vintage China Exhibit, Luncheons and Program to be Presented at Belle Mont Mansion

June 21, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-“The Art of the Dish” – Antique and Vintage China Exhibit, an Alabama Bicentennial event, will open at Belle Mont Mansion, 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia, on Thurs., June 27, and will continue through Sat. June 29.China and porcelain graciously provided from individual private collections will be displayed throughout the museum to showcase decorative arts in […]

Special Bicentennial Program: “My Alabama: John Dersham Photographs a State”

May 9, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-In celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial, the Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation will present John Alexander Dersham, award-winning photographer and author of a new coffee table book,  My Alabama: John Dersham Photographs a State.  Dersham will be the featured speaker at the Foundation’s meeting on Sunday, May 19, at 2:00 in the annex room at  Helen […]

Tuscumbia to Celebrate Railroad History as Part of the Alabama Bicentennial

May 8, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-Tuscumbia On July 13, the City of Tuscumbia will celebrate a special day designed to bring attention to the important railroad history of the town. “Hail the Rail – Tuscumbia Railroad Day”, will bring a full day of music, entertainment, tours, history programs and food to the Tuscumbia Railway Depot and The Roundhouse, 204 W. […]

Susan Rowe to Demonstrate Floral Arranging During a Luncheon Program at Belle Mont Mansion

March 8, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-Susan Rowe, of Flori Designs in Florence, will share secrets and successes in flower arranging during a special luncheon program and demonstration at Belle Mont Mansion on Wednesday, March 27.  Beginning at 11:30 a.m., guests will have the opportunity to browse through the circa 1828 home, viewing Susan’s beautiful floral arrangements placed among the period […]

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