CHHF receives state grant for Heritage Days

The Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation has received an Alabama Department of Tourism grant for its inaugural Heritage Days.

The $3,900 grant was supported by Alabama Sen. Shay Shelnutt, R-Trussville.

Alabama Sen. Shay Shelnutt

“CHHF thanks Shay Shelnutt for his dedication to serving our community,” said CHHF President Amy Peterson O’Brien. “And we thank everyone who made this year’s event possible. Next year, we look forward to partnering with even more members of the Trussville community as we grow Heritage Days into a regional destination event, showcasing ‘Alabama’s Mayberry’ here in Trussville’s one-of-a-kind 1930s historic district.”

Twenty-five businesses and organizations were engaged in the inaugural Heritage Days festivities in Trussville April 27-30. Visitors came from Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia to attend the various events.

Heritage Days included the Alabama Plein Air Artists painting the Cahaba Project, a pickleball exhibition, an art show, a concert picnic on The Mall, and a Historic Home Tour. Proceeds from the Historic Home Tour benefit the foundation’s Stone Gateway Project.

“We already have people asking when’s the next event and we have homeowners lining up to be on the next historic home tour,” O’Brien said.

Check out coverage of the inaugural Heritage Days in the below videos:

Heritage Days Day 1 Recap Video
Heritage Days Day 2 Recap Video
Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers Workshop
Pickleball Exhibition
Concert Picnic on The Mall
Alabama Plein Air Artists paint the Cahaba Project
Historic Home Tour

Published by Cahaba Heritage Homestead Foundation

Our mission is to support through education, outreach and civic involvement such things that promote, perpetuate and enhance the value of this community as a historic district designated on the National Register of Historic Places.

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