Free to the public, Historic Mooresville will host an outdoor walking tour conveying the story of our Town’s progress and transformation through the 1900s with interactive displays, photography, demonstrations, and collections.
Through a very generous gift to the Town, changes to the Town’s landscape, homes, and businesses will be shared through the photography of Frank (Bubba) Richardson. The photos, strategically placed throughout the town, will give visitors a self-guided historical tour of the Town (past and present) as documented throughout the 1900s as you stroll through our tree-shaded streets.
Demonstrations, collections and displays throughout the Town will also include:
- Mooresville Veterans Program hosted in The Brick Church
- Early single row Cottonpicker & Ginning demonstration
- Blacksmith Demonstration
- Americana Collection at “The Dance Hall”
- Antique Automobiles on “The Green”
- 1960s Street Dance
- Guided “20th Century Themed” Town Tours
- Tom & Huck Movie Display
- TVA Display
-”Behind the Picket Fence…History Lives” Photography Contest Display
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”
In addition to our outdoor walking tour, there will be a special showing in the town square 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.
To volunteer or more information, contact Travis Hensley email@example.com