LaGrange Festivals

Recall LaGranger Living History Event

Mmarines_recallay 5-6-7 2017   LaGrange College Site Park

Featuring the only Marine Re-enacting group in the USA, Company E. 282. 

Commemorating the burning of LaGrange College-Military Academy during the Civil War in 1863: Recall LaGrange Festival, 2017 will be commemorating also the 75th Anniversary of the battle of Guadalcanal during World War ll, with both Japanese and American’s re-enacting the campaign. Featuring the only Marine Re-enacting group in the USA; Company E. 282, 1st Sgt. George H. Jones; the re-enactors also preform the Seven Years War-Revolution War, and Modern War on Terror. Other activities include the Cemetery Drama, 1800’s Demonstrations, and Special Ceremony for Mike Vanderboegh (Founder of LLHA)and School Day will on Friday with Educational Activities for the kids. Period arts/crafts will be on display for purchase during the entire week-end.  


29th Anniversary

MAY 5-6-7 LaGrange College Site Park

10AM – 4 PM   Friday & Saturday (Main Event), 1PM – 4PM Sunday

School and/or Senior Day on Friday

Admission: FREE

Sponsored by the LaGrange Living Historical Association, P. O. Box 306, Leighton, Alabama 35646

The 27th Alabama Infantry Regiment Re-Enactors

The Providence Living History Re-Enactors

Featuring the only Marine Re-Enacting Group in USA, Company E 282, George H. Jones 1st Sgt.

Colbert County Tourism 256-383-0783 / LLHA 256-446-9324 cell: 256-702-6953



Schedule (Saturday)



  • Attention Bugle Call – Ben Carpenter
  • Invocation – Josh J Miller
  • To the Colors Bugle Call – Ben Carpenter
  • Raising the Flag
  • LaGrange Discussion & History of Site Summary – Dr. Kevin Gray
  • Michael Brain Vanderboegh Memorial
  • Presentation of Honorary Colonel Commissions by: Max Todd
  • Cannon Salute
  • Benediction by Josh J. Miller
  • Other activites throughout the weekend:
  • Wagon Rides to Historic Cemetery
  • Vittles (Chicken Stew/ hamburgers and hot dogs
  • Pioneer, log buildings open for Tours
  • 1800’s Daily Life camps
  • Musical Entertainment
  • Craft Sales
  • Demonstrations all week end

The Event is Free

Volunteers are needed to work before, during and after the event.

Donations appreciated for expense of event. Telephone: 256-383-0783


Back issues of Recall LaGrange Program Books are $3.00 each plus $2.00 Postage.
To order, send a check for $5.00 per book to the LaGrange Living Historical Association P. O. Box 306, Leighton, Alabama 35646. When ordering, please also include a note identifying which issue(s) you would like to receive.


Christmas in the Country

Hosted Every Year, the Weekend before Thanksgiving.Fest_tn_Christmas_in_the_County_2014_22

LaGrange Christmas in the Country event is held each year on the weekend before Thanksgiving. The fund raising event for the park began several years ago as a Christmas Open House; with natural, hand-made decorations reflecting olden days. Today, the Open House Event has turned into much more: folks come early to purchase homemade baked goods for their Thanksgiving table, enjoy hay rides to the old LaGrange Cemetery, make family pictures for their Christmas cards, purchase craft items and talk with Santa. The event is Free.

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Interested in Booking your own event?

Student Field Trips & Groups

Visit our Booking Page for more information, and to learn more about making reservations.

Educational Field Trips and Group Tours of the park and cemetery provide an in-depth look into the history of Alabama’s 1st Chartered College and Historic Cemetery. 
Reservations: 256-446-9324.

Mountain Weddings

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A natural setting nestled inside a Historic Park.
Amenities Include:
• Log Chapel or Outdoor Setting
• Ceremony by Ordained Minister
• Two nights lodging in B & B Inn
• Reception
• Tables, Chairs & Ferns
• Photography (available)
• Music

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Brochure for more information!