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We are pleased to announce the 2017 Pilgrimage homes, church and other venues for the 42nd annual Historic Selma Pilgrimage!

We will be happy to arrange interviews for publicity prior to and during Pilgrimage.

Below is a calendar item and Press Release to assist you with coverage of this longtime Central Alabama event.

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SATURDAY, March 18

Selma, AL — 42nd Historic Selma Pilgrimage.   Travel back in time to tour eight private homes representing many architectural styles and an historic church. Visit four museums, art show, the evening house reception and 1850s gristmill. Tickets available 8:30  til 4 during Pilgrimage at headquarters, 109 Union St.  For more information, call 334-412-8550 or 1-800-45-SELMA. Find Selma’s Historic Pilgrimage on Facebook.  Website:

Press Release:

For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Candi Duncan 334-412-8550



Facebook: Selma’s Historic Pilgrimage

42nd Selma Pilgrimage Set for March 17-18, 2017

SELMA, AL:   The 42nd annual Historic Selma Pilgrimage, presented by the Selma-Dallas County Historical Preservation Society and the City of Selma, March 17-18, 2017, will showcase exquisite home and building architecture, fabulous art, an in-depth investigation of Selma’s pivotal role in the American Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement combined with Southern hospitality beyond compare.  Pilgrimage patrons will delight in the magnificent visuals during the weekend events.

Thirteen fabulous home and building structures, spanning almost two centuries of architectural genius, highlight the highly anticipated two-day extravaganza. Eight local homeowners will graciously open their front doors to patrons from across the United States, enlightening all about their unique treasures, fascinating family stories and colorful folklore. The 1840 Gillis House and 1843 Riggs-Morgan-Boyd offer old-fashion cottage allure while the 1895 Colonial Revival Hunter-Coffee-Tipmore House the beautifully restored Eastlake-style oak woodwork. Interestingly, Hollywood acclaimed actress, Jessica Lange, nestled in the cozy Church Street Portis-Hubbard House during the Selma filming of her 1994 Academy Award Best Actress performance in Blue Sky. Connecticut farmhouse coupled with Southern manor, Hill View House, is a lovely 20th century home with British cultural charm while overlooking pristine architectural landscape.

Another splendid event, Friday evening offers an entertaining wine and cheese gathering at the Neo-Classical Revival 1913 Hain-Harrelson House, nestled along Highway 41 in the quaint Sardis community.

The ever popular pre-Civil War Kenan’s Mill and Sturdivant Hall allow an enchanted escape from our digital world obsession. Meanwhile, historical aficionados will delight in the thoughtful historical exhibits touring the Old Depot, the newly-expanded Selma Interpretive Center and Vaughan-Smitherman museums. The Selma Art Guild extends a hearty welcome to art lovers for a special exhibition that mixes visual arts with literary arts and music.  A welcomed addition is the Arsenal Place Accelerator, a pocket-sized entrepreneurial incubator whose objective is to translate into deep-pockets for creative business initiatives. Finally, the jam-packed celebration attracts a host of gifted artists, The Alabama Plein Air Artists and their charming productions that eager patrons sprint to secure before the Pilgrimage concludes on Saturday afternoon.

We look forward to having you join us March 17 and 18 in Selma!

While several venues are free, admission is charged for most homes and museums. Individual ticket prices range from $5-$20 and a complete package ticket for both days is available for $45.Visit where you can download a brochure and check special offers. Updates are posted on Facebook at “Selma’s Historic Pilgrimage.”  You may also email or call 334-412-8550 or 800-45-SELMA (800-457-3562).

Sponsored by the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society, Pilgrimage began in 1976 as a way to share the city’s variety of architectural styles and rich history. Selma’s historic district features more than 1200 structures.