Springville’s past comes alive along with the stories of times forgotten with historical walking tours hosted by the Springville Preservation Society.
The Springville Walking Tours are part of the Alabama Bicentennial celebrations in conjunction with the Alabama Tourism Department’s 2019 Spring Tourism Statewide walking tours. In these walking tours, buildings, homes and historic places are the focus, which tell of Springvllle’s early days.
Tours will be offered every Saturday morning in April from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., which will begin at the Springville Museum and Archives located on Main Street at 6496 US Highway 11, Springville. There is no charge to visit the museum or for the guided walking tours. There is also a new exhibit about soldiers from Alabama and Springville at the Springville Museum and Archives. Admission is free of charge. For more information, call 205-837-2586.
The Springville Preservation Society will also offer tours at the historic Fuller Cemetery, behind the Springville Police Department, located at 150 Walker Drive, Springville. Saturday April 13 and Sunday, April 14, both from 2 - 4 p.m. The cemetery tour will resurrect past, prominent citizens complete with dress from the era acted out in the Fuller Cemetery. While on the Cemetery Tour you can learn about Springville foundational citizens including Ma Laster and her husband Lee, Anna and Edwin Crandall, Mary Presley, Anner Colley, Susan Riggs and Silas Henry. Portrayed by members of the Preservation Society, these characters will tell their stories about life in historic Springville to demonstrate the experience of these pioneer citizens.
The 6th Annual Springville Preservation Society Spring Fashion Show, hosted by the Springville Preservation Society, is on Tuesday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at Springville First UMC to benefit the Old Rock School Restoration. Work continues on the old Rock School with the help of local school children and teachers as their Alabama Bicentennial project. The show will feature entertainment, food, and the latest fashions. $20 per ticket. Only 200 seats are available. Call for your tickets at 205-837-2586 or purchase at the Springville Museum and Archives located on Main Street at 6496 US Highway 11, Springville.
The Springville Preservation Society are also taking reservations for use of the historic “Little House” located adjacent to the Police Department for events or meetings. Rates are $40 for two hours; $75 for four hours; and $125 per day. For reservations call Gayle Hammonds at 205-937-3071 or Paulette Kelly at 205-467-3971.