The Museum supports a variety of public and school programs that are appropriate to a variety of age groups and interests. These programs include guided tours of Fort Tombecbe and other regional historic and natural history sites, group presentations and participatory activities, and eventually will include guided tours of the museum exhibits.
At present, we offer by appointment limited tours of the Prairie Restoration Project on the UWA Campus and of the 1700s Fort Tombecbe at Epes, Alabama. We also offer a variety of history and art programs for children and adults. We are presently preparing traveling trunk and historical programs, aimed primarily at schools.
Black Belt Museum staff members provide programs that include eighteenth-century naturalist William Bartram, an eighteenth-century colonial French Marine, the eighteenth-century surveyor Captain Bernard Romans, and an early nineteenth-century Choctaw woman.
Dressed in authentic clothing, staff members travel to historic sites, schools and civic organizations across the state to portray these characters and raise awareness of the unique history of the Black Belt of Alabama. The Museum staff has designed programs for fourth, fifth and tenth grade levels conforming to current State Core Standards for Alabama. All programs use local history to help teach a larger narrative of Alabama and American history.
To arrange a program or ask questions, call the Black Belt Museum at 205-652-3838 or the Museum Education Desk at 205-652-5528.