Events Calendar

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 mchm@frontiernet.net 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.

Thursday, February 6 at 5:30 pm

Storyteller Dolores Hydock Returns!

Footprint on the Sky: Stories from Chandler Mountain

       Monroe County Museum will once again host master storyteller Dolores Hydock, who will present her original work 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. Bonnets, bow-tie quilts, tomato stakes and an old-timey cure for hiccups – they’re all part of this funny and touching portrait of an Alabama mountain community in the 1970’s. 

     "Dolores Hydock's Footprint on the Sky is like a quilt, the patches of which bring you into Alabama mountain country in the 1970s. You meet characters cooking, quilting, picking tomatoes, singing, and talking about remedies, like putting buttermilk on poison ivy. When Footprint is over, you've met people so real, you want to thank them for their hospitality,"  said Jay O’Callahan, Winter Olympics Bard and Master Storyteller.

        Hydock’s program will be presented in the world famous courtroom on Thursday, February 6 at 5:30 pm as a special feature of the Museum’s annual month-long Quilt Exhibit and is made possible through the Alabama Humanities Foundation. The program is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served following the program.

      The quilt exhibit will showcase quilts on loan from all over south Alabama and will run from February 3rd through 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.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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