Emmet O'Neal Library kicks off the Alabama Bicentennial Celebration today with a powerful glimpse into Alabama history that few of us have ever had the pleasure, or the privilege, of witnessing.
Sallie Independence Foster was 12 years old and living in Florence, Alabama in 1861 when the War Between the States began. She was keeping a diary at the time, and kept on keeping a diary for 26 years. This performance, based on Sallie's diaries, papers, and letters from her brothers off at war, presents a funny, touching, and uniquely personal look at the life and times that Sallie shared with her paper "dear Companion."
Storyteller Dolores Hydock and music historian Bobby Horton interweave Sallie’s story with camp songs, period favorites, and original tunes to create a poignant, powerful, humorous, and honest picture of a world of innocence turned upside-down.
Doors at 2:00 p.m.
Performance at 2:30 p.m.
This is a ticketed event. Tickets will be available in 2019.