Athens-Limestone Public Library

Athens-Limestone Public Library

New Episode of Homegrown History

Discover Athens, Alabama and Limestone County from one who has studied it and one who has lived it. Rebekah Davis, Limestone County archivist, and Limestone County native, Richard Martin, recount stories and bring in special guests to talk about the rich history of Limestone County, Alabama.

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Episode 18: Trinity School – Part 1

For more than a hundred years (1865 – 1970) Trinity School served Limestone County’s African American students, and its history reflects a microcosm of the African American experience. Founded by Mary Fletcher Wells to educate newly freed slaves and their children, the first classes were held only weeks after the South surrendered. The story of Trinity and the determination to keep it open through fires, hardship, and community discord is the story of dedicated educators who taught much more than academics to generations of families in Limestone County. In this episode, Rebekah and Richard talk with David Malone, 1966 Trinity High School graduate, and Charlotte Fulton, author of Holding the Fort: A History of Trinity School.

Holding the Fort: A History of Trinity School in Athens, Alabama 1865-1870 by Charlotte Fulton
This book is available for reference at the Limestone Archives and the Athens-Limestone Public Library

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Music Explorer’s Club

Pack your thinking cap and come along for a fun-filled journey! At Music Explorer’s Club you’ll learn all about music and instruments while creating music of your own.  This event is provided by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and is free to the public. Join us on September 24th at 10:00 am!

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Upcoming Author Visits

Join us on September 22 at 6:00 pm for a visit with Georgina Cross. Georgina is the author of One Night, Nanny Needed, The Stepdaughter, The Missing Woman, and The Niece.

On September 29th at 6:00 pm, Mike Blakely will be at the Library to talk about his book Mike Blakely: Alabama’s Cowboy Sheriff. He’ll be recounting some of his experiences over his 38 years as Limestone County’s Sheriff.