New mobile app celebrates Alabama's bicentennial

The Alabama Bicentennial PastPort mobile app guides users through historic sites in each of the state's 67 counties.

Posted: Jul 27, 2018 2:28 PM
Updated: Jul 27, 2018 2:50 PM

You can now explore Alabama's historic sites at your fingertips with a new mobile app. ALABAMA 200 announced the official release of the Alabama Bicentennial PastPort mobile app Friday.

Users can virtually visit nearly 300 museums, landmarks and historic destinations throughout Alabama's 67 counties, as well as digitally stamp their PastPort. Officials said the app supports the Alabama Bicentennial PastPort printed guide, and the technology links to Encyclopedia of Alabama, where users can learn more about destinations.

The app is designed to share Alabama's story through exploration, both virtual and actual.

"The PastPort will appeal to all ages, but we especially wanted it to engage fourth graders because that's when they are first introduced to Alabama history," said Jay Lamar, Executive Director of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission. "It, along with lesson plans, can be downloaded into any Alabama classroom. But it is a great way to encourage people of all ages to get out and see Alabama."

Here's a list of the PastPort sites throughout the Tennessee Valley. The asterisk designates a retail location carrying the PastPort book.

Colbert County
Belle Mont Mansion, Tuscumbia
Ivy Green, Helen Keller's Birthplace, Tuscumbia
Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Tuscumbia
Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery, Cherokee
LaGrange College Site Park, Leighton
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield
FAME Recording Studio, Muscle Shoals

DeKalb County
Old Union Crossing Covered Bridge, Mentone
ALABAMA Fan Club and Museum, Fort Payne
Fort Payne Opera House, Fort Payne
Fort Payne Depot Museum, Fort Payne

Franklin County
Red Bay Museum, Red Bay
Dismals Wonder Garden and Canyon, Campbell

Jackson County
Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport
Bridgeport Train Depot Museum, Bridgeport
Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center, Scottsboro
Scottsboro-Jackson Heritage Center, Scottsboro
Stevenson Railroad Depot Museum, Stevenson

Lauderdale County
Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House Museum, Florence
Indian Mound and Museum, Florence
Pope's Tavern Museum, Florence
Sacred Way Sanctuary, Florence
W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum, and Library, Florence

Lawrence County
Pond Spring, The General Joe Wheeler Home, Hillsboro
Jesse Owens Memorial Park and Museum*, Danville
Courtland Heritage Museum, Courtland
Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center, Danville

Limestone County
The Donnell House, Athens
Fort Henderson Historic Site and Trinity High School, Athens
Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives, Athens
Mooresville Alabama Post Office, Mooresville

Madison County
Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville
10th Calvary "Buffalo Soldiers" Memorial, Huntsville
Harrison Brothers Hardware, Huntsville
Alabama Constitution Village*, Huntsville
Howard Weeden House Museum*, Huntsville
U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, Huntsville
North Alabama Railroad Museum, Huntsville
Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Huntsville
U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama War Museum, Madison

Marshall County
Arab Historic Village, Arab
The Colonel Montgomery Gilbreath House, Guntersville
Guntersville Museum*, Guntersville
Albertville Museum, Albertville
Cathedral Caverns State Park, Woodville

Morgan County
Military Order of the Purple Heart Memorial, Hartselle
Old State Bank; Decatur
Morgan County Archives, Decatur
Historic Decatur Union Train Depot, Decatur
Rhodes Ferry Park and Cherokee Trailhead, Decatur
Blue and Gray Museum of North Alabama, Decatur

You can view the full list of sites throughout Alabama here.

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