Saturday, April 20, 2013

Coming Events in the Florence Alabama Area

The following are just a few of the events happening in the Florence Alabama area over the next couple of weeks.  Come out and stay with Longing For Home while you enjoy these great events.
  • WALNUT STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT WALKING TOUR is 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 20.  The Walnut Street Historic District boasts tree-lined sidewalks, diverse architecture, and elegant homes.  The tour will begin in the UNA Tennis Courts parking lot at Walnut Street and Hermitage Drive.  You will walk by 29 beautifully restored houses that originally comprised the Walnut Street Historic District and were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.  Free Admission.  Parking is available at the UNA Tennis Courts on Hermitage Drive.  Contact: Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, 256-740-4141.
  • The Natchez Trace Parkway Association is sponsoring their first full-length, 444 mile Natchez Trace Parkway event, the EXPEDITION NATCHEZ 1813:  BECOMING OLD HICKORY, "FROM NATCHEZ UNDER THE HILL TO THE HERMITAGE."  On this memorable 200th anniversary, they expect to reach more than 2,000 students, along with the general public, sharing the most important and spectacular stories the parkway was built to interpret.  Events will run from April 12 through April 21.  Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of the bicentennial of the historical Natchez Trace story and our American history!  For details of the event, visit natcheztracetravel.com/festivals-events/details/283-expedition.
    • The Florence Historical Board and City Officials will dedicate the Historical Marker for POPE'S TAVERN, Corner of Hermitage Drive and Seminary Street, at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 26.  The public is invited to attend and learn about the rich history of this wonderful City museum.
    • In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Florence-Lauderdale Public Library will host an exhibit called Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War and a series of related events.  The exhibit will be on display at the Library, located at 350 North Wood Avenue, from April 14 through May 5. This project includes the exhibit, lectures, and a series of films on former President Lincoln.  Special presentation of "Lincoln, Slave Narratives and the Abolitionist Movement," by Dr. Lisa G. Minor, will be on Sunday, April 21, at 2:00 p.m.  A different event each week!  Visit the Library web site flpl.org for more information.  
  •  LITTLE CYPRESS NATIVE PLANT GARDEN TOURJoin the open garden tour of the LITTLE CYPRESS NATIVE PLANT GARDEN while it is in full bloom on Saturdays, April 13, 20, and 27.  The Garden is located at 4970 County Road 41, Florence. Free Admission. Contact:  Harry Wallace, 256-766-0537.
Have a blessed Day. Betty Maloney
Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast
"A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life*"
* Taken from the book, How to be a Better Southerner by Carolyn Kent.

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