Free to the public, Historic Mooresville will host an outdoor walking festival to celebrate the Town’s progress and transformation through the 20th Century.
Guests will be transported back into the 1900s as they stroll down the shaded streets of Historic Mooresville learning about the changes to the Town’s landscape, homes, and businesses as captured through the camera lens of Frank “Bubba” Richardson.
20th Century living will also be showcased throughout the day with demonstrations, collections and displays throughout the Town.
This project is supported by a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
10:00 am Gates open
10:30 Patriotric March – East Limestone High School Marching Band
11:00 am Mooresville Veterans Ceremony
12:00 pm Photography Contest Winner Announcement
12:15 pm 1960s Street Dancing (Huntsville Ballroom)
1:00 pm Guided Town Tour – Tavern
1:00 pm Early 20th Century Farming Demonstration (early single row cotton picker & ginning)
2:15 pm 1960s Street Dancing (Huntsville Ballroom)
3:00 pm Guided Town Tour – Tavern
All day Displays include:
- Americana Collection at “The Dance Hall”
- Antique Automobiles & 1920s, 30s, & 60s American LaFrance Firetrucks
- Blacksmith Demonstration
- Tom & Huck Movie Display
- TVA Display
-”Behind the Picket Fence…History Lives” Photography Contest Display
- And, more….
Alabama students in grades 6th – 12th have an opportunity to enter Mooresville’s Bicentennial Photography Contest. Entries will be displayed at the September 29th “A Town that Endured Change” Bicentennial Event. Winner will be announced during the event and will received $200! Photo entries should embody the Bicentennial theme – “Behind the Picket Fence…History Lives”
Come see a special Bicentennial showing of Tom and Huck, a comedy-drama Disney movie filmed in Historic Mooresville in 1995 based on Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
Attend the pre-show to hear behind the scenes stories of the action behind the cameras in Mooresville. See never before shared pictures of filming and building of the sets, examine the blueprints of the sets built down the streets of Town, and listen to the residents reminiscence about the very rare opportunity to live everyday life inside a movie set.
Bring your entire family and your lawn chairs, blankets, & picnic baskets! Hotdogs, popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.
Mooresville merchandise will be available, too!
Movie will be shown in the field on the north side of The Brick Church.
To volunteer Friday or Saturday or need more information, contact Travis Hensley firstname.lastname@example.org