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“Belle Mont Beautification Day” Set For April 7…Volunteers Needed

February 28, 2018

TUSCUMBIA-Belle Mont Mansion will hold a spring clean-up day, on Saturday, April 7, beginning at 9:00 am, at the museum, 1569 Cook Lane, Tuscumbia. “Belle Mont Beautification Day” is part of a national Park Day initiative by the Civil War Trust, designed to aid and draw attention to parks and historic sites.  Volunteers willing to […]


Tuscumbia Will Celebrate Bicentennial With A Birthday Bash

December 13, 2017

 TUSCUMBIA-Citizens of Tuscumbia are invited to join together at the steps of City Hall, 116 East Sixth Street, on Thursday, December 14, at 5:30 p.m., when a celebration is planned to recognize an important milestone for the city.  History tells us that there was a settlement at Big Spring by 1817, when it was reported […]


Belle Mont Mansion’s Old-Fashioned Holiday Celebration Set for December 3

November 24, 2017

TUSCUMBIA– One of Alabama’s most distinguished antebellum homes, Belle Mont Mansion in Tuscumbia, Ala., will celebrate the holiday season with “A Plantation Christmas” on Sunday, December 3. The afternoon event, reminiscent of Southern hospitality in the early 1800’s, has been  held annually at the mansion on the first Sunday in December for more than 30 […]


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 & […]


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