On Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 the Elmore County Historical Society will celebrate their 50th Anniversary at Lanark Nature Center in Millbrook, Alabama.

In 1970, the Alabama Historical Commission, in an effort to encourage smaller communities throughout the state to collect, records, and preserve their local histories, instituted statewide organizational meetings of interested citizens. One such meeting was held in Wetumpka and led by the late Jeanette E. Barrett, former Wetumpka mayor and employee of the Alabama Historical Commission. The organizational meeting was attended by six or eight people who thought it was important to organize a local historical society, and the Elmore County Historical Society was formed as a result of this meeting. In May, 1971, the charter for the organization was signed by about 100 Elmore County residents.

Through the years, the Elmore County Historical Society, in conjunction with the Elmore County Museum, has sponsored various activities such as walking tours, programs about arts of the past and present, cemetery tours, and special exhibits at the museum to promote and preserve local heritage. Join the ECHS on Saturday, May 22nd at noon at the Lanark pavilion at the beautiful Lanark Nature Center in Millbrook, Alabama as we celebrate our 50th anniversary! Speakers will include local historians Fred Randall Hughey and Debra Hughey, society members, and others. Tickets are $10 per person and includes lunch. Please RSVP by May , 2021.

Tickets may be purchased at paypal.me/ElmoreHistorical, by check to ECHS, P.O. Box 211, Wetumpka, AL 36092, or paid in person at the Elmore County Museum. The Lanark Nature Center is located at 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook, Alabama 36054

Directions: https://www.alabamawildlife.org/uploadedFiles/File/directionsLanark2016.pdf

For more information call the Elmore County Museum at (334) 567-5097.