MSNHA Announcements

Deadline for MSNHA photo contest is June 15

The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area wants to see your photos celebrating the people & places of northwest Alabama. The grand prize winner will receive a one-night stay at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa, dinner for two at the 360 Grille and a $50 cash prize. Four other winners also will receive $50 gift certificates for Swampers Bar and Grille and a $25 cash prize. For details & how to enter, visit the MSNHA website at

Happy 200th birthday, Alabama!

Alabama begins celebrating its bicentennial this year with exhibits, educational opportunities, workshops, presentations, statewide initiatives and plenty of family activities. Want to volunteer? Check out for all of the details as well as an updated list of events and ways to participate.

UNA names interim director for the Heritage Area

Dr. Carolyn Barske, assistant professor of history, is MSNHA's new interim director as oversight for the Heritage Area moves to UNA's College of Arts and Sciences. Check our website, Facebook page & other social media and sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss any updates on new programs & projects.