February 26, 2018

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission


For Immediate Release
February 26, 2018

Media Contact: Jacqulyn Kirkland, 334-230-2690
or jacqulyn.kirkland@ahc.alabama.gov

Easter Basket Extravaganza and Book Signing
Friday, March 2, 2018
The Goat Hill Museum Store, Montgomery, Alabama (located inside the Alabama State Capitol at the Union Street entrance)

You are invited to the Easter Basket Extravaganza at Goat Hill Museum Store (located inside the Alabama State Capitol at the Union Street Entrance) on Friday, March 2 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. KS Monogramming will be at the store to help make your Easter basket extra special!

The Goat Hill Museum Store will also host a book signing with Billy Singleton, author of Alabama Aviation, from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

About this book:  From early aerial experimenters who devoted their lives to the development of a heavier-than-air flying machine to the massive expansion of military flight training during the Second World War, the story of aviation in Alabama represents a remarkable historical legacy. In March 1910, Orville and Wilbur Wright established the nation's first civilian flying school on the grounds of what would become Maxwell Air Force Base, the center for military aerospace education and airpower doctrine. The establishment of the Wright brothers' flying school represents the first of a series of extraordinary events that propelled Alabama to the forefront of the evolution of aviation as the foundation of Pres. Franklin Roosevelt's “arsenal of democracy” during the Second World War.
For more information about this event please call (334)353-4969. Find us on  Facebook or at ahc.alabama.gov

The Goat Hill Museum Store is the best place to find Alabama-made gifts, specialty food, souvenirs, holiday ornaments, and more! It has the most unique gifts under one historic roof. Located inside the Alabama State Capitol at the Union Street entrance. The store is operated by the Alabama Historical Commission, and all profits help continue efforts to preserve Alabama’s historic places.    

About the Alabama Historical Commission
Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and, statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit ahc.alabama.gov


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