Sunday, September 2, 2012

Upcoming Alabama Statewide Events of Interest for Confederate Heritage for September 2012

A perusal of the Alabama Tourism Department Sweet Home Alabama statewide Calendar of Events for September include some events of interest for Confederate heritage supporters. 
Decatur | Sep 2, 2012
In commemoration of the Battle for Decatur, the Belle will offer the opportunity for you to step back into time and enjoy a cruise aboard an authentic paddle wheel river, relax as a tasty meal is served to your table and a Civil War tour guide provides a narration about the role the river played in the war complete with rifle demonstrations and firings. 12:30-2:30 pm
Decatur | Sep 1-2, 2012
Sept 1-2, Decatur Battle For Decatur 800-524-6181. Free. Point Mallard Park--Civil War Reenactment featuring mock battles at 2 p.m. each day.
Courtland | Sep 8, 2012
Sept 8, Courtland Joe Wheeler Birthday Party 256-637-8513. Visit the grounds and out buildings of Pond Springs, the home of Confederate Gen. Joe Wheeler, for a party celebrating his birthday. It resumes a tradition that ended in 1955 with the death of daughter Miss Annie Wheeler. Themes include "A Celebrated Man"--Soldier, Legislator and Businessman; "A Celebrated Recipe"--The General's Favorite; and "A Celebrated Restoration"--Focusing on the Wheeler House. Grounds will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Welcome at 10 a.m. Wheeler House will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. House tours, re-enactors, costumed docents and birthday cake (while it last). Grounds and refreshments free; there is an admission fee for the Wheeler House.

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