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Contact: Wendi Lewis, Marketing and Public
Relations Manager  


wendi.lewis@ahc.alabama.gov, 334-230-2680


 


November 12, 2021


 


Confederate Memorial Park to host special Christmas presentation


 


(Marbury, AL) Confederate Memorial Park, a
historical property of the Alabama Historical Commission, will host a special
presentation on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. During the presentation, visitors
will learn how veterans at the Alabama Soldiers’ Home celebrated Christmas and
how the outside community helped to make their holiday bright and merry.


 


Spread over 102 acres of rolling wooded countryside near the
center of the state, Confederate Memorial Park incorporates the site of
Alabama’s only Confederate veterans’ home. Life for the old soldiers, called
“inmates” at the Home, was better than most had known before their admission.
The Home provided housing, meals, clothing, allowances, medical care and, for
many, a place to die and be buried with dignity.


The museum offers exhibits on the life of an Alabama Confederate
veteran from recruitment to old age, including hundreds of artifacts from the
Civil War and the Soldiers’ Home. Cost for the presentation is $5 per person
and is limited to 15 people. Cost includes a museum tour with the site
director. To reserve your spot, call the Museum at 205-755-1990.


Confederate Memorial Park is located at 437 Co Rd 63, Marbury,
AL 36051. 


To learn more about Confederate
Memorial Park or the Alabama Historical Commission please visit 
www.ahc.alabama.gov.


 


About the Alabama Historical Commission


Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S.
Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic
preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state
legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s
historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of
endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public
attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and
cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and
properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission
fees please visit
ahc.alabama.gov  


 


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