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Dynamite History of Downtown Huntsville’s Lewter Hardware

Dynamite History of Downtown Huntsville’s Lewter Hardware

Lewter Hardware For more than 90 years, Lewter Hardware has been a Huntsville, Alabama staple. Huntsville has some unique and enriching history. We also pride ourselves on preserving that history and sharing it with others. This is why Huntsville has a deep connection with the past, present, and future. One bit of history that I […]

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Take A Civil War History Hike in Huntsville

Take A Civil War History Hike in Huntsville

A Hike Back in Time Among the trees on Monte Sano’s southern slope is a natural spring that marks the spot where the Civil War officially ended in North Alabama. Trough Springs, located along Trough Springs Trail on the Land Trust of North Alabama’s Monte Sano Nature Preserve, is the site of surrender for Lt. […]

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Huntsville Celebrates History Month in October

Huntsville Celebrates History Month in October

October is Huntsville History Month Huntsville doesn’t just have space – it has history, as well. That history will be celebrated throughout the entire month of October as part of Huntsville History Month, a new campaign spearheaded by the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). Through this initiative, the CVB has curated a digital, […]

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7 Cemeteries for History Buffs

7 Cemeteries for History Buffs

7 Cemeteries for History Buffs These cemeteries have so much history, it’s spooky! Historic Slave Cemetery at Oakwood University Location: Off of Wynn Drive NW, on the south end of Oakwood University campus, Huntsville In 1896, the founders of Oakwood University purchased land from the former plantations operated by Peter Blow and Job Key. For years, a slave cemetery was […]

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How To: Explore 230 Years of Huntsville History in One Visit

How To: Explore 230 Years of Huntsville History in One Visit

How To: Explore 230 Years of Huntsville History in One Visit Have you ever wished that you could travel through more than two centuries, visiting Huntsville, Alabama, at various points in its past and future, only to realize that time machines haven’t been invented yet? Sure, we all have! But I bring good news, resident […]

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Take a Walk with Us! The Huntsville/Madison County History Walking Tour Rundown

Take a Walk with Us! The Huntsville/Madison County History Walking Tour Rundown

  Huntsville may be famous for its role in building the future as the Rocket City. It’s also a place with a rich history, dating back even before it became Alabama’s first state capital. From museums to trolley tours, there are many ways to enjoy learning some local history, but on a nice day, none […]

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Must-visit stops for history-buffs in Huntsville

  Huntsville has been on the forefront of innovation from the beginning. The first railway to link the Atlantic to the Mississippi ran through Huntsville. The state’s first public water system was built in Huntsville in 1823. And when it was time to take the United States to new heights—literally (CUE: America’s Space Program) — […]

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Bollywood Film Zero Features Huntsville, AL Locations

Zero Review Here’s the short version of what you need to know about “Zero”: Huntsville doesn’t appear in the movie until shortly after intermission, and the second half of the film, in which Huntsville features, will be one of the most fun movie-going experiences you have this year. Here’s one other short version of what […]

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Huntsville Events to Look Forward to in 2019

Huntsville Events to Look Forward to in 2019

Countdown to 2019 As we countdown to 2019, here are a few things we are excited about in the upcoming year! 2019 will be a huge year with Alabama’s Bicentennial and the Apollo 50th Celebrations. It would be a great time to visit Huntsville. As far as what the Huntsville Convention and Visitors Bureau has […]

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Top Blog Posts of 2018

Top Blog Posts of 2018

Recap of 2018 We went back and looked at which articles did the best during 2018. There is a theme of being in the know of what’s new or coming up. The Huntsville Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau had a fantastic year with our #iHeartHsv campaign, Huntsville Restaurant Week, and our first ever Huntsville […]

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