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Jun 06

Yoga at The Fitzgerald Museum

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

By: Anna Shay Wasden

Namaste! The Fitzgerald Museum of Montgomery is offering a yoga class for all who are interested. Instructed by the Yoga Wellness Center of Montgomery, the class will be a rewarding experience for newcomers and yoga-enthusiasts alike. Originally set for May 21st, the event was rescheduled for June 17th due to weather threats. This unique opportunity will allow the people of Montgomery to experience a yoga class at one of the most historically significant landmarks in Montgomery. The mansion, formerly home to famous author F. Scott Fitzgerald will paint a beautiful backdrop to all of your favorite poses. The event will last from 4:30-6 p.m. Admission is $10 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Fitzgerald Museum. MJ Yoga Apparel will also be for sale on site. Come out and show off your best Warrior and Cobra poses for a good cause!

May 31

A Walk Around Oakwood

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

By: Anna Shay Wasden

To some, the idea of wandering around a cemetery all day might seem like the least rewarding activity. But, to truly get a feel for the history of Montgomery, a tour of Oakwood Cemeteries is an absolute must. Home to an astounding, nearly 200,000 burial sites, you see the remnants of people from every walk of life. From former slaves to wealthy congress members to petty thieves, every walk of life is represented. Local favorites Hank Williams Sr. and Justice Anthony Sayre (father of Zelda Fitzgerald) find their final resting place here among the lesser known members of Montgomery’s society.

To aid in your travels around the cemetery, a detailed “map” is available online. Each entry corresponds with a numbered marker in the cemetery. From there, a treasure hunt ensues as you try to find each marker and learn about what soul rests there. Favorites of many returning wanderers include Marker 7 of Jim the Slave and Marker 25 of Billy Ludecas. The author disclaims that his information is complete fact, saying much of it comes from Montgomery lore and tales. Nonetheless, a tour through Oakwood is the ideal way to quickly immerse yourself in Montgomery’s history.