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Archaeology students take part in Alabama Bicentennial celebration

November 19, 2019
By Victoria Cirilli

A recent event at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park gave Troy University archaeology students the opportunity to present to the community how history is forged through excavation and research.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement Walter Givhan, who serves as president of the Alabama Historical Commission, emceed Old Cahawba State Historical Park’s celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial on…

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It Came from the Archives: The Alabama Bicentennial and You

September 21, 2018
By Dr. Marty Olliff

Alabama will celebrate the bicentennial of its admission to the Union on Dec. 14, 2019. Such anniversary celebrations often lead to an uptick in interest in history.

This happened at the national level in 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, with many states funding historians to travel to colonial archives to copy…

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