Old Depot gets ready for Low Country Boil event

Published 6:25pm Monday, May 20, 2013

By Sarah Mahan

The Selma Times-Journal

Great food, live music, and door prizes will greet those attending the Old Depot Museum’s Low Country Boil, to be held June 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Old Depot Museum, located on Martin Luther King Street.

Beth Spivey, the museum’s curator, said she hopes hosting more events at the museum will increase the number of visitors.

“I want to increase interest in the museum because so many pieces of Selma’s history can be found here,” Spivey said. “The museum has so much potential. We are hoping the event causes people to see it for themselves. I really want people to be interested in this.”

The event will feature both a shrimp and crawfish boil, while showcasing all the museum has to offer. Spivey said the event will be “laid back, fun and really interesting.”

Tickets cost $25, and although they will not be sold the day of the event, people can purchase tickets at the Depot Museum or from any of the museum’s board members by May 31.

“Few people know [the museum] is here or have ever been. It will be well worth the visit to see what the Depot has to offer. It might surprise you,” Spivey said. “People always say, ‘I never knew this was here,’ when they walk into the building.”

All proceeds from the Low Country Boil will benefit the Old Depot Museum. For more information on the event or the Old Depot Museum call 334-874-2197.

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