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Bicentennial Pilgrimage & Gala

September 15, 2017 to September 17, 2017 in Demopolis , AL

Friday 6-10pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm; 7pm-12pm; Sunday 2pm-5pm

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Demopolis' Bicentennial Pilgrimage and Gala, sponsored by the Marengo County Historical Society, is a three-day event September 15-17, 2017. Demopolis, Alabama - The People’s City, founded by French exiles in 1817, has been opening its doors to visitors for the past 200 years. We look forward to welcoming visitors, past residents, and locals for a homecoming September 15-17, 2017. Marengo County Historical Society is celebrating Demopolis' Bicentennial with a weekend of events, including a Pilgrimage of historic homes dating back to 1832. Tour decades of Southern architecture, art, and decoration; explore 1817 French wallpaper with historical scholar, Betje Klier; admire original paintings by prominent artist Julyan Davis inspired by Demopolis and the Black Belt. Watch Davis create new pieces featuring the interior of Lyon Hall during a live painting exhibition. Get your groove on with the Lamont Landers Band at the Black-Tie Gala at the Demopolis Civic Center, including fireworks overlooking the Tombigbee River. Celebrate 200 years in one jam-packed weekend!