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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ABC Wednesday (E for EXHIBIT)

 It's ABC Wednesday again, and the letter is E.

E is EASY, because I have lots of pictures to EXHIBIT
for Selma's Historic Pilgrimage that's coming up March 18-19. Pilgrimage EXHIBITS the town's EARLY heritage, so EXPECT to see ELEGANT homes, ENGAGING art, EXQUISITE flower arrangements and EXTREMELY old (antique) cars.

Above is the Brownstone Manor, one of six homes on tour, not including 
Sturdivant Hall, where you see the dining room  below.

 In Heritage Village, very cool antique cars will be on display,
and this EVENT is free!


Alabama artists and photographers will compete in a juried art EXHIBITION sponsored by ArtsRevive. This year, the show will be at the renovated 1920's Carneal Building by the Alabama River.  (Another free EVENT!)

 If you enjoy memorabilia, the Burns Home has collections that range from the style of Antiques Roadshow to American Pickers. So, do YOU still have your Beatles lunchbox? How about the old family Victrola? This house does!

One of Selma's greatest regrets is the loss of the Hotel Albert, shown in the photo below. The hotel was torn down when it became too difficult to maintain, but oh what a tourist attraction it would be today! The photo is one of many taken by a photographer whose work will be on EXHIBIT at the Old Depot Museum. 

During Pilgrimage, look for the Alabama Plein Air Artists! They will EXHIBIT  their talents at various venues, painting the town so to speak! 

Now, there are lots more perspectives on the Letter E over 
at the ABC Wednesday Meme! Have fun!


  1. yes, elegant indeed.
    love that building.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. I saw the Hotel Albert in the movie for the first time.."The Heart Is a Lonley Hunter." Oh how grand this place was. To sit on the veranda and enjoy a meal I can only imagine how ..
    I heard of a fire there?This was the also replicated after the Doge's Palace in Venice Italy.The first afro american to ever stay over night in the hotel was Martin Luther King. I also understand that Grumbles Alley may have the Grand Mirror that graced the hotel in the banquet room.

  3. Exhibitions are good. Free events are even better!

  4. Kathleen, sounds like you know your Hotel Albert history!

  5. These are wonderful photographs of the exhibits. I like the variety of sights you showed us.

  6. The Hotel Albert really caught my attention in the movie and so romantic. It made me do some searching. I would love to see some photos of the inside and all the events that took place.There are other places in Selma that also make me wonder what happend here as I drive by! :)

  7. There certainly is a LOT to see in Selma...and quite a variety too. So much elegance!