Sturdivant Hall receives needed support

Published 8:47 pm Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sturdivant Hall’s Annual BBQ on the Green attracted the usual big crowd ready to fellowship and eat some barbecue.

Each September, the board members of the historic antebellum home and museum host the dinner on the lawn to raise money for the maintenance and upkeep of the building and its grounds.

The support is much needed.

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Sturdivant Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the “epitome of the South’s golden age,” according to the Selma Pilgrimage website. “Built in 1852 and designed by architect Thomas Helm Lee, the Edward Watts family was its first owner. Eleven years later, it was sold to Selma banker John Parkman.”

Sturdivant Hall has been a vital part of Selma and it is a good thing the building is still being preserved today along with all of the other buildings and homes that bring history to our already historic town.

The preservation of these buildings is a tourist attraction for many history enthusiasts who make not only the annual Selma Pilgrimage but their own independent trips as well.

Let us keep the preservation going.