Exhibits & Annual Events

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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Visit Historic Downtown Madison’s Christmas Card Lane

Visit Historic Downtown Madison’s Christmas Card Lane

Madison turns 150! The city of Madison is turning 150 in 2019! Their sesquicentennial celebrations have started and the city has events planned throughout the year!  A fantastic day in historic downtown Madison can be had by visiting during the holidays. A line of beautiful Christmas trees, local shop windows decked out, tasty restaurants and treats, […]

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Explore Downtown Huntsville’s Tinsel Trail

Explore Downtown Huntsville’s Tinsel Trail

Downtown Huntsville’s Tinsel Trail The Tinsel Trail is a display of live Christmas trees in Downtown Huntsville that is free to attend and open all hours during the holiday season. Big Spring Park East is full of creativity, wonder, and holiday spirit with 300 trees this November 23rd – January 5th! This is the 8th […]

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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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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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The Story Behind Huntsville’s Historic Weeden House

The Story Behind Huntsville’s Historic Weeden House

Weeden House Celebrates Bicentennial 2019 will not only mark the bicentennial of the state of Alabama, but also for Huntsville’s historic Weeden House.  Built in 1819, a visit to Alabama’s oldest house museum will transport you through time to antebellum life in Huntsville.  The house showcases exquisite nineteenth century antiques and furnishings.   Architecture such as […]

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Light up Rabbits Intrude upon Huntsville

Light up Rabbits Intrude upon Huntsville

The Rabbits are coming… The Rabbits are coming  Light up rabbits intrude upon Huntsville in October. They’ve cast their shadows over streets and parks from Australia to Singapore, Berlin to Denver…and NOW they’re invading Huntsville. You may find them whimsical or wacky, but one thing is certain, you won’t want to miss this towering public art […]

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Santa’s Village Finds New Home at Huntsville Historic Depot

Santa’s Village Finds New Home at Huntsville Historic Depot

Santa’s Village Finds a new Ho Ho Home! One of Huntsville’s favorite Christmas traditions, Santa’s Village will have a new home at the Huntsville Historic Depot. Opening November 23rd, guests will find all the magic of Santa’s Village from before with even more to explore! There will be more open spaces for kids to be […]

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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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Celebrating Alabama’s Big Birthday – The Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s Big Birthday – The Bicentennial

Party Like It’s 1819! There are birthdays, and then there are big birthdays, the kind you plan ahead for – like the ones that have zeroes at the end.  And then there are really big birthdays, like the ones that have two zeroes on the end. Alabama’s gearing up for a really big birthday next […]

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