To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the world’s best loved novels, is set in our beautiful town of Monroeville, Alabama, where Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee grew up just a few blocks from the old courthouse.
Contact the Monroe County Museum to schedule a field trip or reserve space in one of their popular educational programs.
Each July the Museum produces two teacher workshops that can only be found in Monroeville!. Both offer SARIC credit and are free for teachers.
If you can’t come to Monroeville, they can help bring “Maycomb” to you! Be sure to look at these classroom and teaching enhancements – each around $25 charge.
The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery is the only museum dedicated to the lives and legaceis of F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald in the world. The Firzgeralds live in Montgomery from 1931 until 1932, writng portions of thir respective novels, Save Me the Waltz and Tender is the Night during their time in Montgomery. Their home is the museum’s location.
Also in Montgomery is the Hank Williams Museum. While not a centerpoint of the museum, the late coutnry music icon did receive a Putlizer Prize and could tie in nicely to a Montgomery trip of the Fitzergarld music and Hank; two pop-cuture icons of their day.
The Pulitzer Prize Board awarded a posthumous special award to Williams, who died in 1953 at 29, for his lifetime achievement as a musician, praising the country legend for “his craftsmanship as a songwriter who expressed universal feelings with poignant simplicity and played a pivotal role in transforming country music into a major musical and cultural force in American life.”
For more information, contact Rosemary Judkins, Group Tour Manager, Alabama Tourism Department, Rosemary.Judkins@tourism.alabama.gov