On October 18, 2019, the Dixie Art Colony Foundation will host a day-long educational program in Wetumpka for the University of Alabama Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Each year, (OLLI) the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes offer continuing education programs through 120 universities and colleges in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for adults 50 years and beyond. The programs are designed to provide intellectual, cultural, and social interaction. This chapter, based at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, offers programs for residents of Tuscaloosa, Gadsden, Greensboro, North Pickens, South Pickens, and the Birmingham area.
According to Mark Harris, DAC Foundation Founder, and Director, “The DAC Foundation is excited to bring this group to Wetumpka for a daylong experience. We are always looking for opportunities to bring people from other areas to learn about this important part of our southern heritage.” The day will begin with a visit to the Dixie Art Colony Foundation Gallery and Museum located at 219 Hill Street in downtown Wetumpka. Following the museum tour, guests will move to Trinity Episcopal Church for a catered lunch, a 15-minute video about the history of the colony, and a slide presentation and lecture. After the lecture, the group will travel to Lake Jordan to visit the Nobles Ferry site of the Dixie Art Colony located in the Deatsville area of Elmore County.
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