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CVHS 2019 bus trip endorsed by Alabama200

The Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society is planning its fifth annual motorcoach expedition to some of Alabama’s most significant historic places in honor of the state’s bicentennial anniversary.

Having recently received an official endorsement as an Alabama200 event, this five-day, four-night trip is slated for June 22-26, 2019. From the Tennessee River Valley across the Black Belt to the Gulf, the tour itinerary explores all five state capitals, including the “lost capitals” of St. Stephens and Old Cahawba.

At Constitution Village in Huntsville, the Alabama Territory officially entered statehood on December 14, 1819. The Space Race, Civil Rights, Civil War, and the French Colony of Mobile are also major historic themes of the trip.

“Since 2015, we have worked diligently to create a top quality historic travel program, and many of our participants have been with us since the start. Past tours have drawn history enthusiasts from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Illinois and Wisconsin,” said CVHS President Malinda Powers.

The tour package price is $895 per person (double occupancy) or $1195 (single). Roundtrip motorcoach transportation from Valley is included, as well as four nights’ accommodations, breakfast daily, onboard video presentations, plus admission to all historic sites and selected museums.

Early registration is recommended due to a limited number of seats available. A discount of $50 applies to registrations postmarked by December 31.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the organization’s website, www.cvhistoricalsociety.org. More details, including a payment plan and full itinerary, are listed as well. Net proceeds from the trip benefit historic preservation efforts in East Alabama and West Georgia.