November 25, 2019

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

POND SPRING INVITES PATRONS TO STROLL THROUGH A CHRISTMAS PAST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Andi Martin, Marketing and Public Relations Manager  

andi.martin@ahc.alabama.gov, 334-230-2680

November 25, 2019 

Pond Spring Invites Patrons to Stroll Through a Christmas Past

 (Montgomery, AL) Pond Spring: The Home of General Joe Wheeler announces a new holiday tour series – Christmas at Home – that celebrates the season and history of Pond Spring. These special tours will take place on select Sundays in December: December 1, December 8, and December 15. Tours will reflect on Christmas traditions throughout the years, like the Victorian practice of introducing evergreen trees into homes during the winter.

Visitors can explore the grounds at Pond Spring with a "Reindeer Selfie Scavenger Hunt" and enjoy musical entertainment, hot chocolate, and treats.

On Sunday, December 1, rising star and singer-songwriter Rebecca Ivey of Montgomery, AL will charm patrons with soulful renditions of holiday favorites beginning at 2:00pm. During the three Sunday events, The Lawrence County Public Library will sponsor a reading of T’was the Night Before Christmas at 3:00pm.

Special guest Santa Claus will join the festivities on Sunday, December 15.

Regular Sunday hours and admission rates apply throughout the series: $8 for adults; $5 for college-aged students, military, and seniors; $3 for children ages six to eighteen; free for children under six. Groups may purchase at a discount and are encouraged to make arrangements in advance by calling 256-637-8513.

Pond Spring: The General Joe Wheeler Home, a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission, is located in Lawrence County in Hillsboro, three miles east of Courtland, on Alabama Highway 20 (US Alt. 72).

Confederate general, a U.S. congressman, and a Spanish-American War general, the life of General Joe Wheeler was one of service to his country. Following the Civil War, Wheeler became a national symbol for reunification and reconciliation. His 1868 home is the center point of the 50-acre historic site; the home and surrounding property are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The collection contains around 10,000 objects, furnishings, clothing, and papers associated with the family.

The Alabama Historical Commission protects, preserves, and interprets Alabama’s historic places and is the State Historic Preservation Office. To learn more about Pond Spring, or the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit www.ahc.alabama.gov.

 

About Pond Spring: The General Joe Wheeler Home
Wheeler was a legendary Confederate general, a U.S. congressman, and a Spanish American War general. Following the Civil War, Wheeler became a national symbol for reunification and reconciliation. His 1870s home is the center point of the 50-acre historic site owned by the Historical Commission. The collection contains around 10,000 objects, furnishings, clothing, and papers associated with the family. Pond Spring, the General Joe Wheeler Home, a historic property of the Alabama Historical Commission, is located in Lawrence County in Hillsboro, three miles east of Courtland, on Alabama Highway 20 (US Alt. 72). 

 

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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