Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

June 10, 2019
Challenging 5-K brings runners to Collinsville
Challenging 5-K brings runners to Collinsville

On a warm and rainy Saturday, runners flocked to downtown Collinsville to run the newly renamed Hallin’ Up the Gap 5K Challenge, hosted by the Collinsville Public Library as one of their biggest fundraisers for the year.

By Hannah White
June 5, 2019
Collinsville museum celebrates local history
Collinsville museum celebrates local history

The Museum of Collinsville History documents and celebrates the rich history of this community in northeast Alabama. Historic objects donated by countless citizens, ranging from military artifacts to agricultural tools, can be seen by visitors who stop by the museum housed in a former bank on Main Street.

By Hannah White
May 28, 2019
New book captures Alabama's diversity
New book captures Alabama's diversity

John Dersham remembers clearly the very day he discovered his love for photography. That day was Nov. 1, 1960, his ninth birthday. That was the day his father gifted Dersham with a Browning camera that he had received in 1930. It was then that Dersham’s love for photography blossomed.

By Hannah White
August 1, 2018
Collinsville Teaches the Importance of Community
Collinsville Teaches the Importance of Community

When I was first informed that my summer as part of Living Democracy would be in Collinsville, Alabama, I was excited and nervous. My time in Collinsville this summer has been one of new experiences, learning hard lessons, and growing as a member of civic society. I have learned what it means to contribute as a member of a community.

By Erin Blythe
July 23, 2018
Collinsville friends give local adventure tour
Collinsville friends give local adventure tour

On one particularly slow day at the library, my friend and library employee Alexus started talking about what there is to do for fun around the area. She explained that there are many local spots that not everyone knows about. This sparked an idea for a weekend trip to visit all of these “locals only” spots.

By Erin Blythe

Last Updated: April 04, 2019