‘From one historic district to another, we grieve with Selma’

It is with a heavy heart that I share these photographs from a trip to Selma a week after the tornado that devastated parts of Alabama and Georgia. My first introduction to Selma was through visiting and painting her historic district during Selma’s annual pilgrimage. My time there has led to lifelong learning and friendships.Continue reading “‘From one historic district to another, we grieve with Selma’”

CHHF’s Cahaba 100 initiative featured in Cahaba Sun

The Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation was recently featured in the October issue of the Cahaba Sun. The article focused on the stone gateway entrances, part of the Cahaba 100 initiative. [Learn more about Cahaba 100 here] The foundation announced the stone gateways project May 1 but is actively fundraising toward a goal of $50,000. TheContinue reading CHHF’s Cahaba 100 initiative featured in Cahaba Sun

PODCAST: Cahaba 100 and Trussville’s 75th Anniversary

Y’all know you need a midday podcast about Trussville history today! Gary Lloyd and Amy Peterson O’Brien chatted today to talk about future Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation initiatives and the history of Trussville. If you didn’t know, Trussville incorporated as a town on June 10, 1947, marking today as the 75th anniversary. There were 1,443Continue reading “PODCAST: Cahaba 100 and Trussville’s 75th Anniversary”

Homestead Headlines Wrap-Up

That’s a wrap! After 33 episodes, one for each of the issues of the Cahaba Hub newspaper, this video series is complete. We hope you enjoyed it. You can find a list of Homestead Headlines episodes on our website here or on our YouTube page here.

Introducing the Stone Entrance Project

The Stone Entrance Project will identify our historic community with entrances reading: “Cahaba Homestead Village – U.S. Resettlement Administration – Est. 1936-1938.” The sandstone entrance designs are based on the original sandstone entrance at the Parkway Drive and Highway 11 intersection. The three proposed locations include: Chalkville Road/Rockridge Avenue/Poplar Street intersection Poplar Street/Parkway Drive intersectionContinue reading “Introducing the Stone Entrance Project”

Introducing Cahaba 100

“Cahaba 100” initiatives include long-term and short-term goals for the Cahaba Project as we approach our centennial years of 2036 through 2038. Learn more about the Cahaba Project’s creation between 1936 to 1938 here. These are projects that add beauty and value, and tell the story of Trussville’s historic Cahaba Homestead Village. Projects include: Stone EntranceContinue reading “Introducing Cahaba 100”