Alabama Preservation Conference in October

AUBURN, Ala. – The Alabama Trust, the Alabama Historical Commission and the Black Heritage council are hosting the annual Alabama Preservation Conference Oct. 8-10.

The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center is the official hotel for the conference. Participants can tour the campus, North College Street Historic District, the Pine Hill Cemetery among others during the event.

Among the topics sure to come up at the conference include discussion of a $7.5 million grant from the Birmingham City Council to help build a baseball museum and restore Rickwood, America’s oldest ballpark. The museum would include both the history of the Negro League players and the Southern Baseball League. Rickwood has been open since 1912.