On October 24, 2021, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Huntsville mayor Tommy Battle joined the Historic Huntsville Foundation, hundreds of community supporters, and devoted family members to dedicate Alabama’s first historic marker recognizing the six Black suffragists allowed to register to vote in Madison County, following the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. At […]
Following the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920, over 100,000 Alabama women registered to vote, including 1,373 Madison County women. Of those, six were Black women. Soon, the names of these heroes–Mary Wood Binford, Ellen Scruggs Brandon, India Leslie Herndon, Lou Bertha Johnson, Dora Fackler Lowery, and Celia Horton Love—will be inscribed in the […]
On the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, the Historic Huntsville Foundation, the Twickenham Town Chapter of the DAR, and the Councill High School Alumni Association are creating a lasting tribute to Huntsville’s pantheon of suffrage heroes through four historic markers that recognize the Black and white Huntsville women whose fight for […]
The Historic Huntsville Foundation received a preservation grant from the Alabama Historical Commission for $7,123, to protect and preserve the original storefront windows of Harrison Brothers Hardware. This award is part of a $900,000 state-funded grant program appropriated by the Alabama Legislature for improvements to historic sites in Alabama. Grants were awarded to public and […]
Thank you to News Channel 19 for their great story on our free “Color Me, Huntsville” coloring book project. Huntsville Historic Foundation donates over $10,000 of “Color Me, Huntsville” coloring books to students
St. John AME church welcomed HHF Executive Director Donna Castellano, artist Christina Green, and Christina’s two children Bennett and Jack to their Sunday, May 19 worship service. Mrs. Barbara Johnson thanked HHF and Christina for including St. John AME in Color Me, Huntsville, one of HHF’s Alabama Bicentennial projects. After the service, Donna and Christina […]
Ms. Evans’ third grade classroom at Riverton Elementary School were crazy about their Color Me, Huntsvillecoloring books, delivered by HHF Executive Director Donna Castellano on May 14, 2019. Donna also talked with the class about the Alabama Bicentennial, historic preservation and Huntsville history. Donna presenta a set of Color Me, Huntsville coloring books to the […]
HHF Executive Director Donna Castellano presents Huntsville mayor Tommy Battle with copies of HHF’s Bicentennial projects Finding Huntsvilleand Color Me, Huntsville. Sally Warden, Executive Director of the Huntsville-Madison County Bicentennial Committee and HHF Vice-Chairman welcomed guests at the press conference on May 9, 2019 at Harrison Brothers Hardware. Some of the HHF’s invited guests quickly […]
HHF Executive Director Donna Castellano, City of Huntsville Preservationist Katie Stamps, and Huntsville-Madison County Bicentennial Committee Chair Julian Butler listen as Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle gives an overview of events celebrating the #ThisPlaceMatters May Preservation Campaign and Huntsville’s Bicentennial Celebration at an April 29, 2019 press conference on Eastside Square.
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 5 for our annual holiday membership party! Explore all the nooks and crannies of the c.1928 Lincoln Mill Village Commissary, now rehabilitated as the Preservation Company, while enjoying delectable appetizers and an array of fine holiday spirits. Membership in the Historic Huntsville Foundation includes admission to our holiday party!