Tupper celebrates bicentennial with August events

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, August 6, 2019

“Tupper” has something for those who call Alabama home and those who are at home in Brundidge.

Theresa Trawick, director of the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge, said “Tupper” has two special programs planned for the month of August and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

At noon, on Thursday, August 15, the library will welcome Glenn Wills, author of “Forgotten Alabama” and “More Forgotten Alabama.” The program will be held at Brundidge Station, home of the Robert E. Barr Nutrition Center.
Wills said he has traveled the entire state of Alabama, documenting Alabama’s forgotten and abandoned structures that still exist.

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“I’ve taken many of these images and made a multimedia presentation about my journey,” he said.
Trawick said Wills’ presentation will be a look back in time and of interest to all who call Alabama home. The program will be about 45 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer period. Wills’ books will be available for sale.

“This will be a very interesting program and a timely one as we continue to celebrate Alabama’s bicentennial,” Trawick. “We invite all of those who are interested in Alabama’s history to bring lunch and enjoy Glenn Wills’ presentation.

On Saturday, August 17, “Tupper” will host “Forgotten Brundidge,” a digitization party at the back building of the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon.

“Everyone is invited to bring old photographs, letters, documents or an entire collection related to Brundidge families, buildings, churches, events, etc. to the library,” Trawick said. “We would like to make copies for our local history and genealogy collection.”

Trawick said “Tupper” also encourages those who have stories about Brundidge, its places, people and events, to share those remembrances through the oral tradition at “Forgotten Brundidge.”

“We will have light refreshments for those who share in an effort so that Brundidge will not be ‘Forgotten Brundidge,’” Trawick said.

For more information visit “Tupper” on Main Street in downtown Brundidge or call 334-735-2145.