On June 14, 2008 there will be a Celebration in Montgomery, AL. The Bi-Centennial Birthday Celebration of President Jefferson Finis Davis at The Cradle of the Confederacy Alabama State Capital.
Parade: starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Fountain on Dexter Avenue and proceeding up to the Capitol.
Immediately following the parade the Commemorative Program will be held in the Capital Auditorium, enter at Union Street entrance. Keynote speaker Pat SCV Chaplain-in-Chief Pastor John Weaver; Guest of Honor Bertram Hayes-Davis, great great grandson of President Davis and period music.
After the Commemorative Program there will be a “Laying of the Wreaths” at the Jefferson Davis Statue/Star on the front steps, front portico, of the Capital building. This star marks the spot where Jefferson Davis took the oath for President of the Confederacy.
From 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. tours will be given at the Alabama State Capital, the First White House of the Confederacy, Olde Alabama Towne and the Oak Cemetery.
From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Old Archive Room, 2nd floor, of the Capital the Jefferson Davis Bicentennial Ball. The Ball will feature the Alabama musical period group, The Un-Reconstructed Band. Ball tickets are $25.oo per couple or $15 single. Period dress is encouraged but not required.
More information or to purchase Ball tickets, call 205-681-1848 or 334-875-1690; email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you have never been to Montgomery, AL you should really consider visiting. I was there for just a day and it’s a beautiful city. The government buildings have beautiful architecture and you can walk around a nice clean, friendly city. I did visit the First White House of the Confederacy but I visited on a weekend and it was closed. Volunteers operate it so it’s only open weekdays. Even if you have no interest in the Confederacy, no ancestors that fought for the Confederacy that’s okay this is part of America’s history!
Hosted by Alabama Division, UDC which I'm a member, Alabama Society, Order of Confederate Rose, & Alabama Division SCV