Dedication of Bicentennial Square - December 13, 2018
Government Plaza’s central gazebo has been named after the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial during a celebration that took place on Tuscaloosa’s 199th birthday!
Tuscaloosa 200 Bicentennial Launch Ceremony
January 31, 2019
Things continued for the Bicentennial celebration with the Official Kickoff event at the Tuscaloosa River Market. At this event, the Bicentennial video was launched, the story quilt was unveiled, and Guy Hubbs delivered an inspirational keynote address.
This event will start at 5:30 PM
March 30, 2019
The City of Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Bash took place at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Saturday, March 30th! This free event maintained a come-and-go atmosphere and will be featuring all-star Alabama musicians. This was a one-day, family-friendly concert allowing locals and visitors alike to enjoy the acts they like best and enjoy downtown Tuscaloosa as well. In addition to music acts on two stages at the Tuscaloosa Amp, the day-long celebration of Tuscaloosa’s 200th birthday included a lively Kids Zone with rides, inflatables and hands-on activities for children of all ages! Click below to learn more about the artists and schedule.
Tuscaloosa Through Time: A Bicentennial History Exposition
April 23-27, 2019
The Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Commission, in cooperation with Tuscaloosa City Schools and area private and parochial schools, hosted a three-day history exposition entitled Tuscaloosa Through Time. This event was the product of the collective efforts of the students of the City of Tuscaloosa. Each school had been assigned an era of city history and engaged in a year-long, collaborative, comprehensively cross-curricular study of that time. Students (guided by their teachers) researched, designed, constructed and presented an exhibit on their assigned era. A core intention of this event was to engage all students in a deep study of the city’s past.
Community Book Experience
November 21, 2019
Tuscaloosa enjoyed an evening of education featuring the author of “Tuscaloosa - 200 Years in the Making,” Guy Ward Hubbs. The event took place at the Tuscaloosa Federal Building and United States Courthouse from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The comprehensive history of the city of Tuscaloosa is the first of its kind. The evening featured a book signing by the author.
Tuscaloosa 200 Birthday Extravaganza
December 12 & 13, 2019
In December, we concluded the year by celebrating the city's 200th birthday on December 12 and 13. There were numerous exciting things planned for Tuscaloosa's birthday! This included "200 Voices: Tusca200sa Sings," the unveiling of two Bicentennial Sculptures at Manderson Landing, Dedication of the time capsule, Christmas tree lighting, and PARA's 44th Annual Christmas Parade.