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Activities:   Attractions

Decatur, AL has great attractions for families, kids, Civil War and history buffs, art and culture lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Parks include the Point Mallard Park, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, and many City of Decatur parks. Museums range from the Blue and Gray Museum that focuses on the Civil War to the Cook's Natural Science Museum. For those seeking arts and culture, Decatur has the Princess Theatre for the Performing Arts and the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, among other attractions.

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Morgan County Archives

Morgan County Archives

Located in the 1927 Tennessee Valley Bank Building in the Bank Street Historical District of Decatur. Holdings total approximately 1500 cubic feet of archival and manuscript materials including the original estate and guardianship case files, birth and death ledgers, marriage records (1819-1930), tax records dating from the 1920s, County Commission records, Circuit Court records and newspapers. Genealogical materials include census, family histories and bible records. An extensive photograph collection includes images from the Civil War and copies of original photographs from the 1933 Scottsboro Boys trial in Decatur.

Located at 624 Bank St. NE, Decatur. 256-351-4726. Open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.