Looking for outdoor tech savvy project? How about field surveying historic old Oakwood Cemetery using your smart phone camera, a geolocation app and base map to refine the records of actual grave locations? More challenging than it sounds with gps off by 10-35 feet, have to drop a pin on a plot where 3 others [...]
SAVE THE STAIRS…AND THE CHURCH THEY SERVE The time to save First Presbyterian Church from demolition is NOW. Your Society along with Landmarks Foundation has made an offer to purchase option and are negotiating with the current owner, First Baptist Church right now. This brings us to a point where we must raise the [...]
Congratulations to MCHS on winning the Alabama Tourism Product Development Grant to fund redesigning and improving our website! Stay tuned for even more enhancements including all the Heralds since 1993, all 36,000 Oakwood Cemetery records entered and organized by the Green Sisters, Shara and Judia over the last 2 years. The database could grow to [...]
Have you seen the Montgomery Advertiser today? Friday the 13th was a good day for Montgomery County Historical Society. We thank those who donated to the project to hire the historical restoration experts who inspected the old church to make sure it could be restored at a reasonable cost. With First Baptist's blessing, our Society [...]
Through The Years Market Street By Peter A. Brannon The Montgomery Advertiser October 30, 1938 ONE good thing which has come out of the modernization of Montgomery is the discovery (though it was not entirely lost) of the old marker at the corner of Market and Court Streets. A few days ago I got a [...]
The Montgomery County Historic Society, with the assistance of Shara and Judia Green, has begun archiving dozens of unrecorded plots at Oakwood Cemetery. We believe this project is vital to Montgomery's history, and we're eager to uncover more about the records.
If you love Montgomery history and want to help preserve that history please consider becoming a member of the Montgomery County Historical Society. Dues are as little as $15 per year and include a subscription to the quarterly The Herald newsletter. This magazine is full of interesting stories, photos and facts about Montgomery and MCHS. [...]