SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, 2-4 pm and come to the “Relocation Reunion Roundtable” bringing together the engineers, house movers and restorers that saved the 1837 Figh Pickett House from demolition. See and hear original footage, anecdotes by the principals, community members, not just Society members, who witnessed the saga/fun, along with pie, coffee, and tea in Figh Pickett Barnes School House. If you have any photos from that famous June 30 1996 weekend when the Olympic Torch came through, please share them with us at 512 South Court St. 36104 and we will scan and return them to you. Call 334-264-8337 & leave a message to reserve a chair. THE LIFT IS WORKING FROM FRONT YARD up TO BIG ROOM!
The Governor’s Office has set 10:30AM on November 15 as the time for the awards ceremony. This is a change from 2:00PM(or 10:00) on the 18th which was the original, but tentative time. No more changes are anticipated, unless some unforeseen emergency arises. Please make sure everyone you talked to about this event gets the [...]
Herald article: "Margaret Booth School Remembered" was written by Sallie Wood Millsap many years ago and included in the recent MCHS Herald Vol. 29, Issue 3, 2021, page 4. Many apologies to Sallie: It was meant to be a pleasant surprise and it was, just not in the title box.
Talk by Phillip Taunton, Sexton, To Montgomery Genealogical Society, Fall, 2011 Thank you for this time you have given me to talk to you about some of the many notable people that are buried at Oakwood Cemetery. I have been blessed to work at Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery's richest historic site. For twenty-two years I have [...]
MCHS Board member Dr. Richard Bailey will be leading a walking tour of Oakwood Cemetery on Feb. 20, 2021. For tickets and information contact landmarksfoundation.com or 334-240-4500 .Tickets $10 online or in person, meet at 9:45 at the Oakwood main entrance.
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 [...]