Thursday media conference to announce historic homes markers program

By  | September 11, 2019 | Filed under: News

Image result for historic home markersCOLBERT COUNTY-At 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, on the east lawn of the Colbert County Courthouse (Main Street entrance), Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau, along with local historical groups, will announce a program to mark homes throughout the county that were built prior to 1921 with distinctive metal markers.

Local tourism and elected officials, the artists who created the markers,
historians and owners of historic homes will attend the news conference and
be available for interviews.

Meetings will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept.15 at Sheffield Public Library
and at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at Helen Keller Public Library in Tuscumbia
for the public to see the markers and learn more about the program.

Participation in the program is voluntary for owners of the historic homes.
Grants will help offset the cost to homeowners for the markers.

Susann Hamlin

In addition to helping to preserve the history of Colbert County, the
markers will serve as a tourist attraction for the county. Susann Hamlin,
president and CEO of Colbert County Tourism, said printed and interactive
maps will be created to guide visitors and Shoals residents on a driving
tour of the historic homes.

The project is an official Alabama Bicentennial event.

For more details about the historic marker program, contact:

Susann Hamlin

President and CEO Colbert County Tourism and Convention Bureau

256-383-0783

susannhamlin@comcast.net

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