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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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Meet an Alien at the US Space and Rocket Center

Meet an Alien at the US Space and Rocket Center

Meet Aliens Today’s the day. You double-check that your spacesuit is secured properly and that the communications link is connected. Your trusty robot co-pilot pushes a few buttons on the control panel of the spaceship to lower the walkway down to the planet and offers a friendly thumbs up. You close your eyes and take […]

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QUIZ: Which Haunted Huntsville Ghost Are You?

QUIZ: Which Haunted Huntsville Ghost Are You?

Let us Guess your Ghost with our Quiz Huntsville, Alabama has history. With that history comes ghost stories and hauntings. Find out which ghost or haunted place you are with our quiz below! Don’t forget to take the Huntsville Ghost Walk Tours every September and October! You can also find all of the history events […]

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Five Must-See Historic Huntsville Spots

Five Must-See Historic Huntsville Spots

Five Must-See Historic Huntsville Spots for Visitors Katie Stamps, Historic Preservationist for the City of Huntsville 1. 506 Franklin Street, Twickenham Historic District Being partial to Victorian-era architecture, I became utterly captivated by the c. 1887 Goldsmith-Donovan House when I started working for the City of Huntsville.  Originally a modest, two-story cottage, this Italianate-style dwelling […]

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