SILVERHILL, Alabama — In a corner of the room at the Oscar Johnson Memorial Library in Silverhill sits a tiny desk, along with an old manual typewriter, an adding machine and a framed certificate.
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SILVERHILL, Alabama — Shirley Stephens will present a history of Silverhill and recollections of Baldwin County during the May 19 meeting of the Baldwin County Historical Society. The meeting, held at Oscar Johnson Park, will begin with a social period at 2 p.m., followed by the program at 2:30.
PERDIDO KEY, Fla. (WALA) – Johnson Beach in Perdido Key, Florida was the place to remember and honor the man behind its namesake and that man is fallen American hero Rosamond Johnson, Jr.
Those strolling downtown Pensacola on Tuesday may have seen an unexpected sight: the Nina and the Pinta docked along the Palafox Pier.
An improbable campaign to moor the giant retired aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk near downtown Pensacola as a tourist attraction gained some credibility on Tuesday.
SUMMERDALE — The Summmerdale Town Museum will hold its grand opening this weekend.
The free event will be held 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the museum, which is housed in the Summerdale Community Center at 300 W. Jackson St.. The afternoon will include refreshments and the opportunity to see items depicting Summerdale’s heritage.
Thomas John Earle had mixed emotions Wednesday as movers used cranes to slowly and carefully lift the roof off his family’s church.
It was one of the last steps in a two-week long process to get Montpelier Methodist Church ready to be moved from the Blacksher community to Bicentennial Park in Stockton.
If you are in northern Baldwin County today, you might see a church rolling down the street.
Montpelier Methodist Church is going to be moved from its current location at T.J. Earle Road and Alabama 59 in the Blacksher community in Baldwin County.
DAPHNE, Alabama — Three historical societies will join together for the Baldwin County Historical Society's 2 p.m. meeting April 28 at the Old Methodist Church of Daphne.
This blast from the past happened for me at the Foley Model Train exhibit in downtown Foley upon a recent visit. I’d known about the exhibit for some time but hadn’t yet gotten off the beach to check it out. I finally made some time.
DAPHNE, Alabama – The Old Daphne Museum, along with the 15th Confederate Cavalry, Co. C, of Baldwin County, will hold a free reenactment at 2 p.m. April 20, in early celebration of Confederate Memorial Day on April 27.
OLEY — Plans for the Foley Centennial Plaza continue to move forward, thanks to community participation.
During Monday’s Foley City Council meeting, Foley Elementary School Principal Dr. William Lawrence, along with several of his students, presented the Centennial Committee with a check for $2,500.
DAPHNE, Alabama (GCN)— With watercolor pastels and 3D graphics, a new guide to downtown Daphne paints a unique portrait of the city’s history.
FOLEY, Alabama – Melissa McNichol will be the guest speaker at 10 a.m. on April 13 at the Baldwin County Genealogical Society at the Foley Public Library.
STOCKTON, Alabama — The third annual Old Time Country Festival date has been set for April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baldwin County Bicentennial Park in Stockton.
PHOTOS: War of 1812 . . . 200 years removed: Fort Mims re-enactment – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: Gulf Coast Visitor GuideThursday, March 21st, 2013
Senior editor William Moore did a great job capturing the action at Fort Mims, as living history . . . . complete with authentic musket fire . . . erupted over the weekend. The event commemorated the 200th anniversary of the British-American ‘War of 1812′.
This week's installment of 'Throwback Thursday' takes us back just 15 years. Some things were constant with today, like the return of the annual Arts & Crafts Festival to Fairhope this week. Many things have changed, however, over those ensuing 15 years.
ELBERTA — A piece of Elberta history was honored during Sunday’s annual meeting of the Baldwin County Heritage Museum, as the General Store exhibit was dedicated.
This week’s “Throwback” series takes us back to the first week of March in 1985, when the region’s rich agricultural heritage received some love statewide, and in the local press. As covered in the Gulf Cost Newspapers editions at the time, Loxley’s Julio Corte, Sr. had just been inducted. along with 4 others statewide, into the Alabama Livestock Hall of Fame.
SPANISH FORT, Alabama — Blakeley State Park will be unable to hold the Civil War reenactment and living history activities this spring because of lack of state appropriations to operate the state historic park, according to Director Jo Ann Flirt.