Marbury’s Confederate Memorial Park to house Santa’s post office – Elmore-Autauga News

By Calvin Chappelle

Site Manager, Confederate Memorial Park

437 county road. 63, Marbury, AL36051

205-755-1990

(Marbury, AL) Confederate Memorial Park, an Alabama Historical Commission historic property, will host a special seasonal event on Saturday, December 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

The historic Mountain Creek Post Office will be decked out for Christmas and Santa will be ready to greet visitors and take photos. Visitors should bring their own cameras. There will also be a small exhibit highlighting the history of the holiday season as experienced by the veterans, wives and widows who lived at the Alabama Confederate Soldiers’ Home.

Confederate Memorial Park covers 102 acres of rolling, wooded countryside near the center of the state and includes the site of Alabama’s only Confederate Veterans Home. Life for the old soldiers, called “inmates” at the home, was better than most knew before they were admitted. The home provided shelter, food, clothing, allowances, medical care and, for many, a place to die and be buried with dignity. The museum features exhibits about the life of an Alabama Confederate veteran from recruiting to old age, including hundreds of Civil War and Soldiers’ Home artifacts.

Admission is free, but donations are requested. For more information call the museum at 205-755-1990.

Confederate Memorial Park is located at 437 County Road 63, Marbury, AL 36051. Participants should enter through the south gate closest to Highway 143.

To learn more about Confederate Memorial Park or the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit www.ahc.alabama.gov

Alabama Historical Commission

Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historical preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was established by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mandate to protect, preserve, and interpret Alabama’s historic sites. AHC works to fulfill its mission through two areas of activity: preserving and promoting state historic sites as public attractions; and statewide programs to support people, groups, cities and communities in local conservation activities. For a complete listing of AHC owned and operated programs and properties, hours of operation and admission fees, visit www.ahc.alabama.gov

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