Alabama Constitution Village

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Alabama Constitution Village
ALABAMA CONSTITUTION VILLAGE.jpg
LocationHuntsville, Alabama
Coordinates34°43′43″N 86°35′15″W / 34.72862°N 86.58737°W / 34.72862; -86.58737Coordinates: 34°43′43″N 86°35′15″W / 34.72862°N 86.58737°W / 34.72862; -86.58737
Governing bodyCity
Official name: Constitution Hall Park
DesignatedOctober 31, 1975[1]
Alabama Constitution Village is located in Alabama
Alabama Constitution Village
Location of Alabama Constitution Village in Alabama

The Alabama Constitution Village, also known as Constitution Hall Park, is a historical open-air museum in Huntsville, Alabama, that reenacts life in 1819. The eight buildings include a law office, print shop, land surveyor's office, post office, cabinetmaker's shop and residence. It was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on October 31, 1975.[1]

On July 5, 1819, in the vacant cabinet shop, forty-four delegates came together from the Constitutional convention to inaugurate Alabama as the twenty-second state. The Alabama Constitution Village is part of the Earlyworks Museum Complex, along with the Huntsville Depot and EarlyWorks Children's History Museum.

Events[edit]

The Alabama Constitution Village hosts an annual Santa's Village event which was named the Alabama event of the Year in 2006. In 2004 and 2005 the event was cited as a Top 20 event by the Southeastern Tourism Society.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage". preserveala.org. Alabama Historical Commission. April 1, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Santa's Village named event of the year". US States News (Newswire). Springfield, VA: HT Media, Ltd. August 23, 2006.

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