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Huntsville begins its fourth annual history month

October marks the beginning of Huntsville’s fourth annual history month. Over four weeks Huntsville residents can learn more about the city’s past. This year’s history month focuses on Huntsville’s ties to space and art, as well as the historical significance of the city’s outdoors and residents.

Kristen Pepper is the director of marketing for the Huntsville-Madison County Visitor Conventions Bureau. Pepper said Huntsville History Month is a way to bring attention to several history celebrations. 

“There are several history related events that happen annually each October that are specific to history and storytelling and so we decided to kind of wrap those all together in a bow and present it as Huntsville History Month,” she said. 

Pepper said this celebration offers a new way to explore Huntsville’s history.  

“It’s not just history as we think of it in the textbooks. We have history as it relates to the arts, and we’ll be highlighting Huntsville visionaries, people that have really made their mark on the community,” she said. 

This week Huntsville History Month focuses on the historical significance of some of its outdoor areas. For more information visit the Huntsville city website.

Will McLelland is a news intern for Alabama Public Radio.
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