Landmarks of Dekalb County, Alabama Inc.

Landmarks of Dekalb County, Alabama Inc. Since 1969, we are dedicated to saving our history in DeKalb County for future generations. Hunt Hall, the Hosiery Museum, & the Council Bluff School.

Landmarks’ issues publications, maintains interpretive exhibits, and conserves historical properties such as the Opera House, the old Cabin Fort Site, Wills Town Mission Cemetery, Wills Valley School, Richard C. All accomplishments by Landmarks are made possible through volunteer labor and the financial support of citizens interested in the preservation of arts and the sponsorship of cultural even

ts. Office hours: Monday-Thursday 10:00am-2pm
Museum hours:
Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

Have you ever wondered about some of the local historical homes or markers & monuments in our area? This handy map can h...
05/31/2024

Have you ever wondered about some of the local historical homes or markers & monuments in our area? This handy map can help you find out more.

Have you ever needed data for historical markers, cemeteries, architecture surveys, or landmarks? Check out the Alabama Historical Commission's (AHC) Historic Preservation Web Map!

The mission at AHC is to protect, preserve, and interpret Alabama's Historic Places. Through an number of programs, the AHC has collected valuable information on Alabama’s man-made environment including historic houses, churches, schools, bridges, cemeteries, commercial buildings, farms, etc. These files include paper survey forms; photographs (i.e. prints, contact sheets, slides and negatives); maps; measured drawings; blueprints; and accompanying materials.

Web Map -> https://alabama.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8b563de64f9146de946ff7113e3f678a

Open Data Portal -> https://alabama-historic-preservation-gis-portal-alabama.hub.arcgis.com/pages/open-data-portal

05/27/2024
What’s better than goat yoga? Kitten yoga! This fun event will help to raise funds for the new dog park and catio at the...
05/23/2024

What’s better than goat yoga? Kitten yoga! This fun event will help to raise funds for the new dog park and catio at the Friends of DeKalb County-AL Animal Adoption Center. Be sure to register for this event with the FDCAAC.

Have you bought your tickets yet for Laughin’ Over Yonder? It’s sure to be one heck of a good time as  presents  and mor...
05/23/2024

Have you bought your tickets yet for Laughin’ Over Yonder? It’s sure to be one heck of a good time as presents and more.

DON’T FORGET!!! The first   is this Saturday! For just $10, you get a night of entertainment and music from regional tal...
05/17/2024

DON’T FORGET!!! The first is this Saturday! For just $10, you get a night of entertainment and music from regional talent, rain or shine.
PLEASE NOTE: due to volunteer complications for Saturday’s show, the Hosiery Museum will NOT be open on Saturday this week. Normal hours are Fridays & Saturdays 10-2. If you are interested in working next month’s Opry, please contact us for more information.

Aurora spotting from historic Council Bluff School.
05/11/2024

Aurora spotting from historic Council Bluff School.

A big thank you to George Hughes and his crew for installing the new cedar fence at the Fort Payne Cabin Site. This prop...
04/29/2024

A big thank you to George Hughes and his crew for installing the new cedar fence at the Fort Payne Cabin Site. This property is looking good for the upcoming visit from the National Park Service Trail of Tears National Historic Trail division. Stay tuned as we install new educational placards and native landscaping!

Work to restore the Fort Payne Cabin Site has begun. This site was in the process of being completely revamped when we l...
04/18/2024

Work to restore the Fort Payne Cabin Site has begun. This site was in the process of being completely revamped when we lost our 200 year old pecan, a witness tree, to storms in August 2023. Landmarks of DeKalb will pay homage to John Huss, Spirit the Preacher, a teacher at Willstown Mission who sold his property and 1825 cabin to the military prior to the Removal, by erecting a wood carved statue in his likeness. Thanks to Smith Brothers Concrete for the pad that will support this statue. Stay tuned for more updates as we replace the fencing, educational placards & install native landscaping for this important Certified Trail of Tears National Historic Trail site.

The seasons are changing and so are the hours for the Hosiery Museum. We will now be open Fridays & Saturdays from 10am-...
03/25/2024

The seasons are changing and so are the hours for the Hosiery Museum. We will now be open Fridays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm. Be sure to stop by and check out our digital exhibits along with the permanent ones on display in Hunt Hall. Landmarks publications are available for purchase in the Hosiery Museum as well.

The Hosiery Museum is about more than just the business of socks! You can learn about DeKalb County from its earliest hi...
03/04/2024

The Hosiery Museum is about more than just the business of socks! You can learn about DeKalb County from its earliest history to today.

What’s on your agenda this weekend? Stroll the historic downtown of Fort Payne and check out some of the sights.

https://fortpayne.org/community/museums/

Julius Caesar and Leap Days Explanation: Gaius Julius Caesar, more formidably known as Julius Caesar, was born in July 1...
02/29/2024

Julius Caesar and Leap Days

Explanation: Gaius Julius Caesar, more formidably known as Julius Caesar, was born in July 100 BCE in Rome to an aristocratic family with roots in the city's early founders. In 59 BCE he was elected to numerous political positions, with his highest being that of consul of the Roman Republic. Caesar became governor of Gaul. During the period between 58-51 BCE, Caesar's military success in Gaul brought him great popularity back in Rome. He conquered the areas we now know as France, Belgium, southern Holland, western Germany, and most of Switzerland.
In 46 BC Julius Caesar reformed the calendar system. Based on advice by astronomer Sosigenes of Alexandria, the Julian calendar included one leap day every four years to account for the fact that an Earth year is slightly more than 365 days long. In modern terms, the time it takes for the planet to orbit the Sun once is 365.24219 mean solar days.
So if calendar years contained exactly 365 days they would drift from the Earth's year by about 1 day every 4 years. Eventually, July (named for Julius Caesar himself) would occur during the northern hemisphere winter. By adopting a leap year with an extra day every four years, the Julian calendar year would drift much less. In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII provided the further fine-tuning that leap days should not occur in years ending in 00, unless divisible by 400. This Gregorian Calendar system is the one in wide use today. Of course, tidal friction in the Earth-Moon system slows Earth's rotation and gradually lengthens the day by about 1.4 milliseconds per century. That means leap days like today will not be necessary, about 4 million years from now. This Roman silver coin, a denarius, depicts Julius Caesar (left) and Venus, Roman goddess of love.
In 44 BCE he was named emperor for life. Worried that he had become too powerful and would end the Roman Republic, his opponents in the Senate, led a plot to assassinate him. On the "Ides of March" (March 15), Caesar was attacked and killed as he entered a meeting with the Senate.

Via https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html, https://www.studentsofhistory.com/the-life-of-julius-caesar

02/29/2024
02/27/2024
TONIGHT!!! At 7pm, we step inside Truvy's Salon and meet the ladies of Steel Magnolias! This fun and challenging drama o...
02/24/2024

TONIGHT!!! At 7pm, we step inside Truvy's Salon and meet the ladies of Steel Magnolias! This fun and challenging drama of small-town life and the strength of the bonds shared among its women is a quintessentially Southern story.
Join us at Fort Payne Opera House as Theatre of Gadsden takes the stage for this special presentation, Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25.

Exclusive ticket link for these shows: http://www.purplepass.com/togsmfp
or call 256-547-SHOW (7469).

What's your favorite Kentucky Headhunters song?Ours is their version of "Walk Softy on this Heart of Mine", released 35 ...
02/24/2024

What's your favorite Kentucky Headhunters song?

Ours is their version of "Walk Softy on this Heart of Mine", released 35 years ago this fall! We have a lot of memories of riding backroads and rocking out to their tunes on cassette tape.
Come see the band live right here at Fort Payne Opera House as 98-3 Wild Country presents The Kentucky Headhunters with Special Guest Wayward Son Band, who'll bring their own flavor of Southern Fried Rock'n'Roll!

Tickets are $35 and available through EventBrite: https://shorturl.at/wFUWY

Truvy stays busy with her work at the shop, because after all, "there's no such thing as natural beauty."As much as we l...
02/23/2024

Truvy stays busy with her work at the shop, because after all, "there's no such thing as natural beauty."
As much as we love Steel Magnolias and all of the famous quotes it brings us, we have to disagree with this one, because we know plenty of natural beauties -- including our own Truvy, played by Courtney Linam.

Courtney Linam (Truvy Jones) made her theatrical debut in the 2022 Broadway Regional and Toggle Award-winning ensemble cast of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, and later returned for Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, where she took on the double-cast role of Joe Harper/Mary Jane Wilkes/Joanna Wilkes. In the 2023 TOG season, Courtney displayed her versatility by playing Jesus in the all-female cast of Godspell and portraying Patsy Cline in the Regional Broadway Award-winning show Always…Patsy Cline. Her outstanding performances earned her recognition with a Regional Broadway and Toggle Award for Best Lead Performer in a Musical. Courtney also took on the role of Bitsy Mae Harling in the Toggle Award-winning Best Show, Sordid Lives, where she was honored with the title of Best Supporting Actress in a Play. Courtney’s journey in the world of theatre is marked by her passion, talent, and appreciation for the collaborative effort that brings each production to life. She eagerly anticipates her role as Truvy. She extends her heartfelt thanks to her family and friends for their unwavering support; the TOG family for their love and commitment to the success of the theatre; and expresses gratitude to the amazing cast, crew, and everyone in the audience for their presence and support.

Tease that hair and come see Steel Magnolias!

Theatre of Gadsden presents Steel Magnolias at the Fort Payne Opera House
February 24-25
Tickets available at http://www.purplepass.com/togsmfp

Easter's just around the corner, and you know Truvy is busy making eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt!Gather the kiddos and ha...
02/22/2024

Easter's just around the corner, and you know Truvy is busy making eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt!

Gather the kiddos and have a blast dyeing Easter eggs with our handy guide to Easter egg decorations. There's no need for store-bought kits when our recipe calls for ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. Alongside a dozen eggs and some vinegar, grab McCormick food dye available in a rainbow of colors to create the hue of your dreams. Looking for design inspiration? Explore our more extensive guide on how to dye Easter eggs and find tons of Easter egg designs to experiment with. Whether you use the eggs for spring decor, an Easter egg hunt or to whip up deviled eggs, this spring activity is sure to delight!

INGREDIENTS
1 dozen large eggs
Vinegar
McCormick® Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye

INSTRUCTIONS
Gently place eggs in single layer in large saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Cover. Bring just to boil on high heat. Remove from heat. Let stand 12 minutes. (Adjust time up or down by 3 minutes for each size larger or smaller).

Pour off hot water and rapidly cool eggs by running them under cold water (or place in ice water) until completely cooled.

Mix 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar and 10 to 20 drops food color in a cup to achieve desired colors. Repeat for each color. Dip hard-cooked eggs in dye for about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon, wire egg holder or tongs to add and remove eggs from dye. Allow eggs to dry. Serves 12.

Congratulations to our Ticket Giveaway winners on the Fort Payne Opera House page, Amy Williams (Traci’s winner) and Bla...
02/21/2024

Congratulations to our Ticket Giveaway winners on the Fort Payne Opera House page, Amy Williams (Traci’s winner) and Blake Smith (Southend Grill winner).
Don’t worry… there’s still plenty of tickets available for this weekend’s performances as Theatre of Gadsden presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS at the Opera House. http://www.purplepass.com/togsmfp

Though Shelby's time in Steel Magnolias is tragically cut short, audiences can't help but fall in love with her charming...
02/20/2024

Though Shelby's time in Steel Magnolias is tragically cut short, audiences can't help but fall in love with her charming, optimistic, and lovable character.

It's Shelby's drive to do whatever it takes to make her "happily ever after" dreams come true that taught every viewer that we "would rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special" -- and we have Macy Sauls bringing us both the wonderful and special of Shelby to our Steel Magnolias cast. Macy's favorite colors may not be blush and bashful, but we're sure you will be tickled pink at her performance in this iconic role.

Macy Sauls (Shelby Eatenton) is a recent graduate of Troy University and is beginning her Master's in Anthropology at UAB. Macy is eager to be back with Theatre of Gadsden with the strong women on stage. When Macy is not on stage, she is studying, doing yoga, playing with her cat and dogs, or spending time with her boyfriend, Gabriel. Macy is so thankful to be performing with this wondrous cast.

Feel free to wear Shelby's signature color or any color when you come to see Steel Magnolias!

Theatre of Gadsden presents Steel Magnolias at the Fort Payne Opera House
February 24-25
Tickets at www.purplepass.com/togsmfp

The weekend is almost over and tomorrow starts the new work week. Take a few moments to relax with Shelby's Blush and Ba...
02/18/2024

The weekend is almost over and tomorrow starts the new work week. Take a few moments to relax with Shelby's Blush and Bashful Bellini tonight before the Monday blues have you craving Pepto-pink!

Shelby’s Blush and Bashful Bellini
3 oz. strawberries, stemmed and hulled
3 oz. raspberries
3 T. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 – 2 t. sugar (to taste)
1 bottle Prosecco, chilled
Fresh mint leaves for garnish

Prepare the fruit by placing it in a blender. Add lemon juice and sugar. Blend just until the fruit is smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve or several layers of cheesecloth to remove any remaining seeds. Pour into a bowl and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend. When ready to serve, divide the fruit among 6 Champagne flutes.
Just before serving, uncork the Prosecco and pour enough into each glass to cover the fruit puree. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.

Enjoy all Shelby's favorite shades of pink as Theatre of Gadsden presents Steel Magnolias at the Fort Payne Opera House
February 24-25
Tickets at http://www.purplepass.com/togsmfp

There is so much personality and there are so many aspects to each character of Steel Magnolias... and up next is M'Lynn...
02/17/2024

There is so much personality and there are so many aspects to each character of Steel Magnolias... and up next is M'Lynn, who is defined as the perfect Southern Mama, devoted to a fault and stronger than nails... even if her hair does look like a "blonde football helmet."
Well, Robin Black's hair looks beautiful in real life, and so does her character when she brings all of the emotions of M'Lynn to life on stage in Steel Magnolias. She's been on our stage before with her gifted vocals, but this role will really show you the depths of Robin's emotional acting ability.

Robin Black (M’Lynn Eatenton) returned to her hometown of Fort Payne, AL, post-COVID from Nashville, TN. After receiving a Bachelor in Musical Theatre at Belmont University, Robin had the opportunity to travel and perform in Florida, Tennessee, and Arkansas. But her heart kept pulling her back to Nashville, where she worked with a range of multi-level piano, voice and theatre students, including experienced award-winning country music artists and Music Row vocal coaches. And now, she's bringing that music to North Alabama to share her unique style of teaching with all ages. As the Artistic Director for the Fort Payne Opera House, she works to direct shows and bring events to the community. Robin is delighted to be joining the cast of Steel Magnolias and is even more grateful to "take this show on the road" for select performances at the Opera House. Robin wishes to "thank my Chicken" for always pushing her to tell her story; Connie Durham for being her "Musical Mentor" coach, counselor, and friend; and her parents for enduring hours and hours of horrible practice sessions.
Come see Robin as M'Lynn and all our Steel Magnolias on stage.

Theatre of Gadsden presents Steel Magnolias at the Fort Payne Opera House
February 24-25
Tickets at www.purplepass.com/togsmfp

If you need plans for the weekend, why don't you gather your friends, family, and even the crotchety neighbor with the a...
02/16/2024

If you need plans for the weekend, why don't you gather your friends, family, and even the crotchety neighbor with the anxiety-ridden dog for a shrimp boil?

We have the perfect recipe from our Steel Magnolias cookbook...and no armadillo cake.

M’Lynn’s Shrimp Boil
3 quarts water
2 large yellow onions, peeled and cut into 8 wedges each
2 large heads of garlic, cloves peeled and separated
1 bag Zatarain’s Shrimp, Crawfish and Crab Boil
2 large lemons, quartered
2 lbs. new potatoes, (mix of white and red)
1 lb. Cajun Smoked Sausage (Conecuh)
1 lb. Andouille Sausage
4 – 6 ears of fresh corn, shucked and silks removed
2 lbs. medium/large Gulf Shrimp, deveined, but you can leave the shells on
2 lbs. crab legs
Add about 3 quarts of water to a LARGE pot and add onions, garlic cloves, the seasoning bag, and lemons. Over high heat, bring the water to a boil.
Once the water reaches a boil, reduce the heat to medium high, then add the potatoes and let them cook for 5 minutes.
Now slice the sausages and add them to the mix...Let gently boil for 10 minutes.
Add in the corn.....gently boil for 7 minutes.
Now it’s finally time to add those 2 pounds of Gulf shrimp! The shrimp will literally cook within 2 minutes. Add the crab legs, cover with the lid of your pot and let them heat through. It won’t take but a few minutes. Don’t overcook the seafood!
All that's left to do now is ladle out into large serving bowls and dig in! Serve with hot sauce, slices of lemon, and clarified butter on the side for dipping. You’re also going to need a LOT of napkins!

Theatre of Gadsden presents Steel Magnolias at the Fort Payne Opera House
February 24-25
Tickets at http://www.purplepass.com/togsmfp

“I am an old Southern woman, and I am supposed to wear funny clothes, ugly hats, and dig in the dirt. I did not make the...
02/13/2024

“I am an old Southern woman, and I am supposed to wear funny clothes, ugly hats, and dig in the dirt. I did not make the rules.”
Well, we didn't make the rules, either, but we can't help but agree that Ouiser wins for the character with the grittiest sarcasm... and Cheryl Sington wins at bringing this role to stage. Ouiser shines in her own shade of sarcasm, and her edginess helps to relieve the tension and bring humor in some of this show's most serious moments. We can't wait for you to see Cheryl share the miserable (yet lovable) Ouiser with you!

Dr. Cheryl L. Sington (Ouiser Boudreaux) began her training for the stage as early as 5 years old right here in Gadsden under the tutelage of Judy Crain and then Charlotte Wiggins! From there, she went on to gain a double BA from the University of Alabama in Dance and Theatre. From there, her career took her to LA, where she was fortunate to study with such legendary greats as Debbie Allen, Jaime Rogers, Henry LaTang, and many others. As luck would have it, her time in LA allowed her the great fortune to work with Michael Jackson, Kenny Loggins, Natalie Cole, and many other musical greats. She was also able to work in film and television during her time in LA. From there, she transitioned into education through the arts and had the great pleasure of developing Performing Arts programs across the United States while still staying active as a choreographer and actor. Returning to Gadsden recently has allowed her to work with TOG once again, and it has been such a fun and enjoyable experience for her. What a blast this character has been! Thanks to all who have supported her in this endeavor!
Come see Cheryl and this dynamic cast come together in a beautiful bouquet of Steel Magnolias.

Theatre of Gadsden presents Steel Magnolias at the Fort Payne Opera House
February 24-25
Tickets at www.purplepass.com/togsmfp

You don't have to have her personality or wear overalls or funny hats to perfect Ouiser's Heirloom Tomato Pie recipe, bu...
02/11/2024

You don't have to have her personality or wear overalls or funny hats to perfect Ouiser's Heirloom Tomato Pie recipe, but why not do it all -- and have fun tapping into your inner Ouiser attitude.

Ouiser’s Heirloom Tomato Pie
2 lbs. of heirloom tomatoes (use as many varieties as possible)
Kosher salt
Deep dish pie crust
1 T. olive oil
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
3 T. Italian bread crumbs
Freshly ground black pepper
1 t. olive oil
Extra Parmesan for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Slice the tomatoes about 1/4 inches thick and place in a colander. Place the colander over a bowl or in the sink. Sprinkle with kosher salt, toss to coat the slices and let the tomatoes drain while you prepare the crust and the filling.
You could certainly make your own pie crust or use a deep-dish crust. Place crust in the appropriately sized pie dish and prick the crust all over with a fork before putting it in the oven for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool while you make the filling.
In a medium skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and onion. Sprinkle with salt and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently until onions begin to soften. Remove from heat when they begin to brown. Let the onions cool slightly.
In a large bowl, combine shredded Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, Mozzarella cheese and Italian bread crumbs. Stir in about 1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper, but a little extra certainly won’t hurt. Fold in onions and then spoon filling into pie crust.
Gently layer the tomato slices on top of the filling. Drizzle the tomatoes with 1 t. olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place pie onto a baking sheet and place in a 350-degree oven.
Bake for 30 minutes or so until the crust has browned and the filling is hot and bubbling.
Add a little more shredded Parmesan cheese and you are ready to enjoy this delicious Heirloom Tomato Pie.

Theatre of Gadsden presents Steel Magnolias at the Fort Payne Opera House
February 24-25
Tickets at www.purplepass.com/togsmfp

Theatergoers in Fort Payne have a hair appointment – at a notoriously rollicking salon. Steel Magnolias, directed by Mik...
02/10/2024

Theatergoers in Fort Payne have a hair appointment – at a notoriously rollicking salon. Steel Magnolias, directed by Mike Beecham, tells the story of a group of women united by their humor and perseverance in Northwest Louisiana. Theatre of Gadsden will perform it at the Fort Payne Opera House on Feb. 24 at 7pm and Feb. 25 at 2pm.
The play by Robert Harling, adapted into a hit film in 1989, features six ladies who trade barbs and praise through good times and bad.
For Beecham, it’s the third time he’s tackled the play as a director – once before in Gadsden, once in Atlanta. He said just reading the play can be an emotional experience for the actors.
“It gets to a lot of folks,” he said. “These ladies have to find a way to control all that. If you lose control while on stage, you’ve lost control of your performance. We have to get those emotions out of the way beforehand.”
Steel Magnolias is a staple of modern theatre, known for what it can do to an audience. But in at least one case, a cast member had a particular reaction.
Joy Tilley Perryman, who plays Clairee, had previously – and unsuccessfully – auditioned eight times in Nashville and Gadsden, for a role in productions of Steel Magnolias before finally securing a part with TOG.
“I’m the Susan Lucci of Steel Magnolias," she said, referencing the former star of “All My Children” who was nominated 19 times for a Daytime Emmy before finally winning the prize. Over the years, she’s also costumed the show, but this is her first time on stage in the cast, playing Truvy. Even though she was well acquainted with the story, the script is “everything I thought it would be and more,” she said. “I’ve lived with this script and loved it since 1985,” she said.
Courtney Linam, a TOG regular in several musicals such as Godspell and Always...Patsy Cline, plays Truvy. It’s her first time tackling a role that doesn’t involve a song. This becomes apparent when she begins talking about learning her lines, and instead says “lyrics.” She said not sure if it’s harder, with or without music. “It’s fun, a challenge,” she said. “It’s just different.”
The role of the social leader M’Lynn Eatenton is played by Robin Black, who was instrumental in bringing the production to the Fort Payne Opera House for its select performances. She said the play can appeal to anyone who grew up in a small town. “I think we all know and probably have lived this scenario,” she said. “Our grandmothers, mothers, even us, going to the beauty shop every week. This scenario happens in so many places, it’s so relatable to everybody. I know a lady’s been kicked out of several beauty shops and had to move to others.”

Tickets can be purchased online at www.purplepass.com/togsmfp or by calling 256-547-SHOW (7469).

"Well, you know what they say: if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!"It's Clairee's most...
02/09/2024

"Well, you know what they say: if you don't have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!"
It's Clairee's most famous line, and if you know anything about Steel Magnolias, you know that Clairee has all the tea to spill on everyone in town.

She is in the know, and no one knows theatre like Joy Tilley Perryman, who is bringing Clairee's character to our stage. Joy perfects all Clairee's character traits of sarcasm, laughter, ability to poke fun at her friends, and truly understand Ouiser like no other.
Joy Tilley Perryman (Clairee Belcher) is beyond thrilled to be playing Clairee in her very first production of Steel Magnolias. A native of Gadsden and proud graduate of the University of Montevallo, Joy lived and worked professionally in theatre in Nashville, TN, for the past two decades. After moving back to Alabama, she opened her own production company called Joy’s Jubilations. The company has produced several shows and a children’s camp since its inception. Joy is always thrilled to be in the historic Ritz, having last been seen as Noleta in Sordid Lives. As always, for Dean. I will be waiting for you bables, just a little left of house center. Enjoy the show!

Come see Joy and all our Steel Magnolias gals!
Theatre of Gadsden presents Steel Magnolias at the Fort Payne Opera House
February 24-25
Tickets at www.purplepass.com/togsmfp

One of Clairee's famous lines is, "I love ya more than my luggage," and we are sure you are gonna love Clairee's Pimento...
02/08/2024

One of Clairee's famous lines is, "I love ya more than my luggage," and we are sure you are gonna love Clairee's Pimento Cheese more than ALL your luggage! It's the perfect spread for your next Girls Night Out!

Clairee’s Pimento Cheese
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (you do use Duke’s, don’t you?)
1 (7 oz.) jar diced pimentos (drained)
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 t. finely grated onion
1 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
1 (16 oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (shredded)
Do NOT use pre-shredded cheese, please!
Stir together the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in cheese.
Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight to let the flavors blend completely. This pimento cheese is perfect for sandwiches, to nibble with your favorite crackers, or served on celery sticks.

Theatre of Gadsden presents Steel Magnolias at Fort Payne Opera House
February 24-25
Tickets at www.purplepass.com/togsmfp

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Since 1969, Landmarks, the Historic Association of Dekalb County, Alabama, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, has worked diligently to save the intriguing history of this area so that future generations have the opportunity to appreciate, enjoy and experience many things that have shaped this community, and who we are today; a resilient people who never give up, are full of love for our past, and who give new purpose to historic buildings, while striving to present our mission in way to encourage the next generation to carry on this passion. Landmarks issues publications documenting our past, maintains interpretive exhibits, and conserves historical properties such as the Fort Payne Opera House, the old Cabin Fort Site - a key landmark for the Trail of Tears, Wills Town Mission Cemetery, Wills Valley School, Richard C. Hunt Hall, the Hosiery Museum, & the Council Bluff School. Landmarks is also a sponsor of Boom Town Makers Market, featuring over 40 local artists, located in the historic Sawyer building.

All accomplishments by Landmarks are made possible through the generous financial support of citizens interested in the preservation of history, a committed Board of Directors, and a dedicated group of volunteers who help us carry out our mission.


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