The History of the McMillan Building
Ever since the University of Alabama was founded in 1831 it has served the community and the state in its pursuit of excellence and in the legacies of its many graduates. The James B. McMillan Building is a significant part of the University of Alabama and can be found on the northern Bryce Campus.
Alabama Heritage's Year In Review 2022
This year has flown by for us at Alabama Heritage, and we loved every minute of it!
In 2021, Rebecca Todd Minder was named director of Alabama Heritage, and Dr. Susan E. Reynolds became the editor of Alabama Heritage magazine. In June, 2022, we welcomed Caroline Gazzara-McKenzie as our new marketing and digital media manager. Cindy Sanford, circulation manager, celebrated 22 years with the department.
The Sandhill Crane Festival
In Decatur, the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge hosts the Festival of the Cranes celebrating the migratory arrival of cranes to Alabama for the winter. The festival’s significance comes from when the sandhill cranes suddenly began showing up again in the 1990s after a century of being nearly eradicated. Prior to1992, Wheeler NWR recorded only eleven sandhill cranes, but in a matter of thirty years, as many as 14,000 sandhill cranes will visit the refuge this year, having arrived this past October and staying as late as March.
Alabama Heritage BLOG
At Alabama Heritage, we owe many of our successes and smooth operations to our fabulous student interns. We hope that with this blog--written mostly by our interns as well as history students from UAB and a few from our own editors--our readers will have an opportunity to get to know the students who bring so much to the table with their enthusiasm, hard work, and expertise!
If you're interested in our internship program, check out the details here.