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Huntsville kicks off 'Historic Preservation Month': Shares plans to unveil new markers

The month will bring special attention to sites that give us a look into Huntsville’s strong 210 year history. Many of these sites saw low numbers of visitors...
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala — We have a lot of history here in the Rocket City. Thursday, the city of Huntsville kicked off it’s “Historic Preservation Month”.

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The month will bring special attention to sites that give us a look into Huntsville’s strong 210 year history. Many of these sites saw low numbers of visitors and donations because of the pandemic. 

So, every week the city will shine a light on places like Burritt on the Mountain, historic houses, the Veterans Memorial Museum and more.

Beyond this month, over the next year, Huntsville will honor some history-makers with markers across the city.

We heard from Donna Castellano, the Executive Director of the Historic Huntsville Foundation during the foundation's live stream on Facebook. She says, "We will be debuting three other historic markers commemorating the first woman who was elected to public office in Madison County, we will unveil a marker commemorating the six black women who were allowed to register to vote in 1920. That will be at William Hooper Councill Memorial Park. We will also unveil a marker recognizing Dr. Francis Roberts, who was the driving force between Alabama and Huntsville's preservation movement."

Make sure to visit a historic site this month!

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