Nov. 7 & 8, 2019
Pioneer Days at Rikard’s Mill Historical Park
9 am – Noon.
Experience old-time traditions with costumed re-enactors demonstrating lost ways of pioneer living. $5 each for students. Teachers & chaperones free. Rikard’s Mill Park, 5 miles North of Beatrice. Food vendors on site. 9 am – Noon.
Nov. 9, 2019
Cane Syrup Makin’ Day at Rikard’s Mill Historical Park
9 am – 2 pm.
Enjoy cane syrup making with a mule-driven cane press and other old-time traditions with costumed re-enactors demonstrating lost ways of pioneer living. Admission: $5 Adults, $3 Children 12 & under. Rikard’s Mill Park, 5 miles N of Beatrice, AL. Food vendors on site. 9 am – 2 pm.
Nov. 15, 2019
The Fruitcake Festival
Old Courthouse Museum
Inspired by Truman Capote’s heartwarming holiday story A Christmas Memory. Sponsored by the Monroe County Heritage Museum Endowment Fund. More details to follow
Dec. 5, 6 & 7, 2019
Crossroads: a History of Monroeville
The Old Courthouse Museum will be central to the action on December 5th, 6th & 7th when Monroe County Museum presents Voices at the Crossroads: Stories of Old Monroeville, a two-act play written and directed by Stephanie Salter. With a cast of over thirty local volunteers, Crossroads features characters from the past and present telling stories of the people and events that shaped the fascinating history of Monroeville and Monroe County. An added feature of the show will be special guests providing live music as period accent. Thursday and Friday performances begin at 7:00 pm. The Saturday matinee starts at 2:00 pm. Admission is $20. For tickets call Monroe County Museum at 251-575-7433.
Dec. 7, 2019
Pictures in the Snow with Santa
Santa Claus will be in the Otha Lee Biggs Amphitheater at the Old Courthouse
Museum on Saturday, Dec. 7th after Monroeville’s Christmas Parade for pictures in the snow. Children and well-behaved pets are welcome (pets must be on a leash) to have their photograph taken with Santa. A digital photograph will be emailed the following week at a cost of $10 each.
Feb. 1, 2020
Annual Genealogy & History Workshop
Monroe County Museum will host its 19th annual Genealogy & History Workshop on Saturday, February 1st, 2020 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Old Courthouse Museum on the square in downtown Monroeville. Pre-registration is suggested, due to limited seating. $25 workshop fee. Contact Nathan Carter at the Museum at or 251-575-7433.
Feb. 3-28, 2020
Quilts in the Courtroom
Monroe County Museum is pleased to again present a showcase of quilts on loan from all over south Alabama in an exhibit which is free to the public. The exhibit will run from February 3rd – February 28th during the museum’s regular opening hours of Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Displayed in the courtroom made famous by the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird, quilts will be draped over the backs of the courtroom benches and hanging from the balconies. Designs will range from the traditional to one-of-a-kind originals. A featured item available for sale in the Bird’s Nest Gift Shop is the Museum’s Legacy publication, Cotton Country Quilts, written by Monroe County native Mary Elizabeth Johnson Huff. As a special feature, the Museum is delighted to present acclaimed storyteller Dolores Hydock on Thursday, February 6th for a presentation of Footprint on the Sky: Stories from Chandler Mountain, a story of strong women, Southern hospitality and the generous spirit of a close-knit mountain community. This program is free and open to the public, and made possible through the Alabama Humanities Foundation.