Living Democracy

Living Democracy 2019

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
July 16, 2018
My Experience with Cowboy Church
My Experience with Cowboy Church

The other day as I was driving down the road in Henagar, a town located near Collinsville, I passed an interesting sign with faded wooden letters that invited, “Come join us for cowboy church! Every Sunday at 10.” The next Sunday, I decided to drive up the dirt road to a little barn in the country to see what this was all about.

By Erin Blythe

Last Updated: April 04, 2019