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National Park Service lists the Historic Huntsville Museum to the Reconstruction Era National Historic Network!
Our newly debuted Historic Huntsville Museum has already received national recognition for our innovative projects that share the history of Huntsville’s freed men and women during the Reconstruction era (1860-1900). These programs include our research and exhibition about Huntsville’s Black suffragists and our most recent exhibition, “Brick by Brick: The Legacy of Henderson and Daniel […]
Harrison Brothers Hardware became a glorious setting for Historic Huntsville’s Foundation’s second annual “Rooted in History” art show, featuring the works of local artists interpreting the spirit of Alabama women. New to Rooted in History 2022 is a history exhibition sharing the stories of Huntsville’s suffrage and voting rights movement. The exhibition contains original documents, […]
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 […]