Culture, History, Military, Specialized
During World War II approximately 425,000 Axis soldiers were interned in 700 POW camps in the U.S. One of the largest camps was at Aliceville with a capacity for 6,000 prisoners. The camp employed more than 1,000 American military and civilian personnel.
Archaeology, Cemetery, Church, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military
Cemetery, Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Military, Nature Centers, Park, Specialized
Confederate Memorial Park is the site of Alabama's only Old Soldiers Home for Confederate Veterans. In operation from 1902 to 1939, the home cared for elderly veterans, and wives and widows of veterans. The site included 22 buildings consisting of cottages, a hospital, dairy barn, mess hall, an elaborate water and sewage system, and Memorial Hall, an administration building which held offices, a library, and a large auditorium. The home served between 650 and 800 residents.
Culture, History, Historic House
The historic home, located in western Lauderdale County, is now the site of a town museum that features Native American artifacts, Civil War relics and the unique heritage of Waterloo. One of Alabama’s oldest incorporated towns Waterloo was a stop along the Trail of Tears. During the Civil War the town was burned, had a visit by U. S. General William Sherman, and was the site of the largest cavalry force ever amassed in the Western Hemisphere.
Art, Culture, General, History, University
The Evelyn Burrow Museum is a unique collection of decorative arts from the Victorian era to modern times, from fine examples of delicately crafted porcelain to artful everyday wares.
Fort Payne, Alabama
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The mission of the Fort Payne Depot Museum is
summarized as: to collect, preserve and, through
exhibits, educate the public about the history of the
DeKalb County area. The museum staff and the Board of Directors understand the mission of the Museum, and
there does not appear to be pressure to expand the scope of the collections to areas outside of the stated mission.
The collections do, for the most part, support the mission.
Culture, General, History
Fortson Museum & Archives located at 150 Alabama Street in Odenville, St. Clair County, Alabama is housed in the former Bank of Odenville building. The Bank of Odenville opened in 1909 and closed in 1924. The museum is a small hometown museum that has things from days gone by are being preserved to share with the young and old alike.
Anthropology, Aquarium, Arboretum, Archaeology, Art, Botanical Garden, Cemetery, Children's, Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Planetarium, Science, Specialized, University, Zoo
InfoCenter Alabama, Inc. was founded in 1995 to serve the tourism, travel and hospitality Industries of Alabama. Our system of statewide touchscreen kiosks and our web site provide dynamic multimedia advertising-based listings about communities, attractions, hotels, restaurants, shopping and much more.
Culture, General, History, Specialized
In the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, a single man captured the attention of the world, winning 4 gold medals, an Olympic first. Sixty years later, thousands gathered to honor this man with the dedication of a park named in his honor, the Jesse Owens Memorial Park. Dedicated on June 29, 1996 with the arrival of the Olympic torch on its journey to the Atlanta games, the Jesse Owens Memorial Park is a tribute to the Olympic track and field superstar.
Art, Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History
The main level incorporates a lobby, office suite, seven exhibition galleries, a museum shop, a café, an auditorium, and a terrace overlooking the lake. The lower level accommodates a vault system, a carpentry shop and staff and security offices.
Approximately 15 acres of botanical gardens featuring large-scale sculpture, a three-acre lake, and a landscape that incorporates walking paths, benches and water features.
Kentuck is a non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuating the arts, engaging the community and empowering the artist.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Specialized
The LCHS Museum has many great exibits and displays. The museum is currently made up of seven buildings: the Old Trade Center, the Ruth Purdy Speake cabin, the Taylor Whatley building, the Blacksmith Building, Doctor McLain's Office, the Loachapoka Gin Office, and a reconstruction of the Loachapoka Jail.
Culture, History, Historic House
In 1971, Curren and Margaret Farmer incorporated their passion for knowledge and history into the most extensive collection of early American artifacts in the state of Alabama. When they founded the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, they sparked a fire that would burn fiercely for decades to come.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library
One of Mobile's finest examples of the Italianate style. Famous for its cast-iron facade depicting the four seasons. National Register (1860). Lavish iron lace decorates the Richards – Daughters of the American Revolution House Museum. This beautiful Town House of the Italianate style tells the story of Mobile during its antebellum period. Steamboat Captain Charles G. Richards and his wife, Caroline Elizabeth Steele, built their dream house in 1860.
Art, Culture, History
Considered to be one of the finest corporate collections of American Art, the Tuscaloosa Museum of Art houses works by artists such as: John Singer Sargent; George Luks; Albert Bierstadt; Sanford Gifford; Charles Bird King; George Catlin; Edward Hopper and Duncan Phyfe. Come enjoy these artists and many more as you walk through the story of our great country.