Columbiana welcomes state Historical Association

The cover of the Alabama Historical Association Magazine. (Contributed)

The cover of the Alabama Historical Association Magazine. (Contributed)

By Phoebe Donald Robinson / Community Columnist

The Alabama Historical Association was founded in 1947 and is the oldest statewide historical association in Alabama. This year AHA has chosen Shelby County for its Fall Pilgrimage Oct. 10-11 in Montevallo and Columbiana.
Columbiana has planned a day long quilt walk not only for AHA but also for the public on Saturday, Oct. 11. Sponsored by the Friends of the Columbiana Public Library, Shelby County Historical Association, Columbiana Merchants and Professional Association and Shelby County Arts Council, the free quilt walk begins at 9 a.m.
Twenty-five “Quilt stops” will be identified by a quilt walk sign and balloons. Each stop will have quilts on display along with a free quilt pattern. The Columbiana Trolley will drive the quilt stop route throughout the day. The Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington will be open with tours led by Curator Don Relyea. Quilt4Kids, which makes patchwork quilts for seriously ill and abused children, will have a Q4K Exhibit be at the Columbiana Public Library. The 19th Annual Novella Antiques, Arts and Craft show will be at the building on the corner of Main and College Street. From noon to 6 p.m. “The Quilts of Shelby County” will be at the Shelby County Museum and Archives along with Eastern Star Guild and Q4K informational displays.
The Quilt of Valor presentation will be at Hume Scout Plaza in front of Columbiana City Hall at 1:00 pm. Scoutmaster Sid Wheeler will lead the Boy Scout Color Guard, Isabella Powell will sing, and combat war veterans will receive a QOV at the patriotic ceremony led by quilter Sarah Atchison.
From 1-6 p.m. Shelby County Arts Council will present “All Things Shelby County” at 104 Mildred St.
From 4-6 p.m. the Vintage Gray Band will perform at Music on Main sponsored by Bernie’s on Main, Bryant, First United Security, Regions and Renasant banks. Door prize drawing for persons who have collected ten different quilt patterns will be at 5 p.m.