3 events you’ll want to attend for Huntsville History Month

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Get to know the city by checking out Huntsville History Month. Photo via Nathan Watson for The Bama Buzz

Did you know that October is Huntsville History Month? Though Huntsville History is reoccurring daily from October 1 to the 31, we’ve gathered 3 events you must attend! From ghost tours to honoring suffragists, come celebrate history in the Rocket City.

1. Self-guided Old Railroad Bed Trail Tour at Monte Sano

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It’s the season for hiking. Do you plan on taking advantage of this weather? Photo via Monte Sano State Park

Join Monte Sano’s FREE audio trail tour as they celebrate Huntsville History Month. Download the TravelStorys app so you can follow the tour. Learn about the history of Monte Sano and the trail as you hike down 1.5 miles trail.

Want to know the best part about it? The app is hands-free, so you don’t have to keep looking at your phone while hiking. Leave no trace and enjoy nature!

2. Ghost Walk Tours

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You better beware, you’re in for a scare. Photo via Emily Kent for The Bama Buzz

Haven’t gone on a ghost tour in Huntsville yet? Now is the time to go. Nothing compliments history like ghost stories and haunted houses and Huntsville is rich with both. Stories date back to the early 1800s, back when Huntsville was still called Twickenham.

When can you go? Every Friday and Saturday, the tours start at 6PM. Book your Ghost Walk tour now. Choose from these three tours:

FUN FACT: Twickenham—AKA Huntsville—contains the site where the Alabama constitution was written and signed.

3. Historic Huntsville Foundation: Recognizing Black suffragists

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Mary Binford, second from left, at her Howard graduation. Photo via Huntsville Historic Foundation Facebook page

The Historic Huntsville Foundation is honoring Huntsville’s Black suffragists Sunday, October 24th at 2PM. Check out historic re-enactors recreate the history. You’ll get to see them dedicate a new historic marker at William Hooper Councill Memorial Park. There will also be live music and guest speakers!

The Historic Huntsville Foundation is honoring these six prominent Black women:

  • Mary Binford
  • Ellen Brandon
  • India Herndon
  • Lou Bertha Johnson
  • Celia Love
  • Dora Lowery (her granddaughter will be a speaker)

These ladies will have a historic marker dedicated to them because of their work towards voting rights. You don’t want to miss this ceremony celebrating Huntsville History Month.

  • When: October 24 | 2PM
  • Where: 620 St. Clair Street, Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, have you been to any of these events? Tag us on social @thebamabuzz and let us know.

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