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Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation Spring Lyceum

March 31, 2017 to April 02, 2017 in Marion , AL

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Start the weekend off Friday night with a reception at, "Reverie" a beautifully furnished antebellum Greek Revival house museum. Kick the events off Saturday morning on the historic campus of Marion Military Institute c.1842 for a presentation on Marion's history in the Chapel that served as a Hospital during the War between the States. Tour the Military Hall of Honor museum on MMI's campus before heading of to historic Judson College c.1838 and walking through the Alabama Women's Hall of Fame museum. From there we will go over to Lincoln Normal School campus which was started by freed slaves in c.1867 and where Coretta Scott King graduated valedictorian. Lunch will be at Vaiden Field Airport where the annual Fly-in of planes and vintage aircraft from across the State will fly in for everyone to enjoy. That afternoon walk the courthouse square where Jimmy Lee Jackson was killed which led to the March from Selma to Montgomery. Walk through an exhibit in the newly restored Smith Building and from there on to the Female Seminary where the famous artist Nicola Marschall designed the Stars and Bars and the Confederate Uniform while he was an instructor. End the day at Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation c.1819 outside of town and walk the grounds of over 20 structures including an old general store museum, cotton gin museum, weaving house, smoke house, and many others. The evening will conclude with a fundraising dinner for the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation on the grounds of Moore-Webb-Holmes Plantation for an addition cost.