September 21, 2018
By Dr. Marty Olliff
Dr. Marty Olliff's monthly column turns its attention to Alabama's upcoming bicentennial and how current residents can preserve their history.
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…