Tuesday, July 21, 2009

History of Walter community in Cullman County

The Cullman County Historical Society will meet Sunday, July 26, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church -- across the street from the Ruehl Building. Enter through the door on the lower level, under the main sanctuary.

Dan Fulenwieder will present a program on the Walter community.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Historic photos of Cullman taken by Bill Herfurth

Larry Baker will show historic photographs taken by Bill Herfurth, a professional photographer in Cullman at the next meeting of The Cullman County Historical Society.

The meeting June 28, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Ruehl Building, 601 3rd Ave. S., Cullman, Alabama 35055.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Richters in Cullman, Alabama

Greg Richter showed this video to the Cullman County Historical Society in a presentation of his family. Greg and his wife, Laura, portray Greg's great-grandparents, Karl Julius and Ursula Louise Fallenbacher Richter, during the 2008 Living History Cemetery Tour.

Also, these videos of Greg interviewing his father, Louie Richter, and aunt, Lorene Richter Hyatt, about growing up in the house his great-grandparents built and that he now lives in:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Amelia Dinkleberg's Cullman story

Amelia Dinkleberg (Paula Kretzschmar) tells her story as one of the first five families to settle Cullman, Alabama in the early 1870s. This presentation was part of a living history cemetery tour for a group of German visitors from Cullman's sister city, Frankweiler.

Richter history in Cullman

The Cullman County Historical Society will meet Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Ruehl Building, 601 3rd Ave. SE. Greg Richter will speak about the Richter family in Cullman.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Appreciation for government officials

Sunday, April 26, the regular meeting of the Cullman County Historical Society will be Appreciation Day for local government officials and members who have made extraordinary contributions to the Historical Society. Please attend and encourage others to attend so we can show the government officials, especially, how much we appreciate their help.

The meeting is at 2 p.m. at the Ruehl Building, 601 3rd Ave. SE.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Historical Society to present mystery dinner theater with Cullman twist

The March 13 and 14 meetings of the Cullman Founders Heritage Society are especially important. At those meetings, Maddie Page, owner of Uber Mark Public Relations, is going to introduce her idea for a new fundraiser for the society – an annual birthday party of Colonel Cullmann.

Thus begins ‘Murder at the Hayes House,’ the latest production of the Cullman County Historical Society. The dinner mystery theater promises a mix of one part history, one part humor, one part mystery and one part fine dining.

Guests of the Cullman County Historical Society’s first Murder Mystery Dinner Theater will enjoy that unique mix of humor and history on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, at the historic Hayes House.

Birmingham writer Lynn Edge has tailored a mystery to include characters from Cullman's past, said historical society president Dot Gudger.

Characters will be seated at tables, eating with everyone else, and the play will take place all around the audience, not on a stage, Gudger said.

"This is the first year we've done this, and we're really excited about it," she said.
Guests will be able to guess who the murderer is from several suspects, and the winner each night will receive a valuable gift basket, made up of merchandise and gift certificates from local Cullman merchants.

Edge has put on similar murder mystery dinner productions at various locations in Alabama, always blending the action with characters drawn from the local area's past.

The dinner theater will begin at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets cost $30 per person. The meal includes chicken or ham, twice-baked potatoes and green beans with a dessert, tea and coffee.

The Hayes House, the former residence and office of Dr. Luther Hayes in the early 1900s, is the historical society's headquarters and is located at First Avenue and Seventh Street Southwest, a block south of the Cullman County Courthouse.

Tickets are available at Southern Accents, 308 2nd Ave. SE, and the Mary Carter Store, 104 4th St. SE. Tickets are limited for each night’s show because of the intimate proportions of the Hayes House.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cullman Cemetery Tour

A look at Cullman Oktoberfest 2008, including the historical society's annual cemetery tour.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Blacksmithing at Peinhardt Farm Day

A blacksmith makes a nail at the 2008 Farm Day at the Peinhardt Living History Farm in Cullman.

Meeting Jan. 25

The next meeting of the Cullman County Historical Society will be Sunday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Rhuel Building. The topic will be planning for the upcoming year.