The US state of Alabama will begin two years of bicentennial celebrations on 14 December, 2018.
Created from the Mississippi Territory in 1817, the Alabama Territory became the nation’s 22nd state on 14 December, 1819.
ALABAMA 200, the state’s official bicentennial commemoration, invites visitors to help celebrate the state’s history with two years of special events.
The bicentennial will feature exhibitions, festivals, genealogy workshops, reunions and other celebrations.
Each year of the bicentennial celebration will have its own theme: 2018 is ‘Honouring our People’ and 2019 is ‘Sharing our Stories’.
Meanwhile, the city of Huntsville, Alabama – home to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center – is preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary on 20 July, 2019.