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Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation, Inc.
TRUSSVILLE – Trussville’s first annual Heritage Days event will take place April 27-30, 2023, to celebrate and showcase Trussville’s historic district.
The four-day Heritage Days, organized by the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation, will feature arts, music, history, culture, a pickleball tournament and tour of Cahaba Project homes.
Most events are free to the public, including a Saturday evening concert picnic on the Mall. Cahaba Project Home Tour tickets go on sale April 1 through the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce’s website, www.trussvillechamber.com, for $20. Ticket sales benefit the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation’s Stone Gateway Project.
Heritage Days will kick off Thursday, April 27 with the Alabama Plein Air Artists painting scenes across the Cahaba Project neighborhood. The Artists will continue this Friday, April 28.
The Gee’s Bend Quilters of Alabama, who share a unique Great Depression origin with the Cahaba Project, will be welcomed to Trussville on Friday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. This will be a registered event through the Trussville Public Library.
On Saturday, April 29, the Gee’s Bend Quilters of Alabama will lead a quilting workshop at the Trussville Public Library beginning at 9 a.m. This workshop has sold out.
At 2 p.m., a pickleball exhibition will take place at the pickleball courts on the Mall. At 4 p.m., the Alabama Plein Air Artists will showcase and sell their Cahaba Project art under the Mall pavilion. Children can enjoy a $5 painting craft to take home while parents enjoy viewing the art show.
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., there will be a concert picnic on the Mall, featuring various local musical acts. Scheduled to perform are the Birmingham Heritage Jazz Band, Highway 11 Band, First Baptist Church Trussville Senior Adult Choir, and the Cahaba Elementary School S.H.I.N.E. Show Choir.
Parking for the day’s events is at the Cahaba Elementary School parking lot.
On Sunday, April 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a tour of several Cahaba Project homes. Home Tour parking and check-in booth will be at Cahaba Elementary School. Accent Limo will shuttle guests to the homes and back to parking. Tickets are available here through the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce.
A limited edition commemorative coin has been made for this inaugural event and cast at Sloss Furnaces. To order yours, email CahabaHHF@gmail.com.
Heritage Days sponsors include Amerex Corporation, Rodney Scott’s BBQ, Accent Limo, Hampton Inn, Sam’s Club, Realtor Tandi Smith, Trussville Public Library Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce and Amy R. Peterson Art.
Local businesses will offer “Heritage Days Deals” through the weekend. If your organization is interested in being a Heritage Days community sponsor, please contact CahabaHHF@gmail.com.
For more information, visit www.cahabaheritage.org/heritage-days.
The mission of the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation, Inc., is to support through education, outreach and civic involvement such things that promote, perpetuate and enhance the value of the community as a historic district designated on the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information on the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation, Inc., visit www.cahabaheritage.org. You can also find the foundation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.