ESCC History Club joins Elba Chamber of Commerce in Alabama Bicentennial Celebration
Enterprise State Community College was proud to have a role in the State of Alabama’s Bicentennial celebration through the volunteer service of several members, alumni and family members of the Enterprise State Community College History Club.
On Friday, June 29, the History Club assisted the Elba Chamber of Commerce with the set-up of the historic Making Alabama. A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit, which is part of the signature events throughout Alabama during the 2017-2019 time frame in celebration of 200 years of Alabama’s statehood. The exhibit is being presented by the Alabama Humanities Foundation with support from the Alabama Department of Archives and History, the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, corporate citizens, individuals and organizations across the state.
The Coffee County exhibit, hosted by the Elba Chamber of Commerce, will be on display at the National Security Insurance Conference Center in Elba from July 4 through July 25 and is free to the public. Blending artistic collages and images, the exhibit features interactive computer tablets and an audio medley of song and spoken word to tell the story of Alabama from becoming a territory to achieving statehood. It also conveys a message of “Hope” in its presentation about the future.
Alabama Humanities Foundation mission is to foster learning, understanding and appreciation of our people, communities and cultures. As the independent, state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the AHF supports and offers programs that will enhance the minds and enrich the lives of Alabamians.
Cutline: Assisting with the set-up of the “Making Alabama” Historical Exhibit were from Left to Right: Eleanor Covington, Sam Covington, David Covington, Spencer Stonehouse, Daniel Larson, Landon Larson, Sarah Webb, Zach Crawford and Daniel Ponce.