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Thank you! We did it!

We won our $125,000 grant to save the wall. 

Many maintenance issues remain! Please donate now!


      We finished 5th among the top 20 finalists in last year’s Partners in Preservation: Vote Your Main Street competition! Thank you for your support! We received more than 78,000 votes! You helped us win $125,000, provided by the American Express Foundation, to Save the Wall. Our museum’s age is showing, and immediate repairs are critical to protect the building inside and out. We have every intention of preserving this structure, not simply because of what it means to our community here in Alabama, but because of what it symbolizes to the nation as a whole. There will be tremendous costs associated with the repairs/maintenance, and we need to secure as much as we can in grants and donations. Much money remains to be raised. Please make a contribution today and help us save the wall.


Your donation also helps preserve one of the world's most famous courtrooms where Harper Lee watched her father practice law and where she set a major part of To Kill a Mockingbird.

“It is and it isn’t autobiographical. ... What I did present as exactly as I could were the clime and tone, as I remember them, of the town in which I lived. From childhood on, I did sit in the courtroom watching my father argue cases and talk to juries.”


Harper Lee on To Kill a Mockingbird,

interview with John K Hutchens,

Herald Tribune, 1962

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