September Spotlight

Alabama Living Magazine

Alabama museums to open doors for free Sept. 18

Smithsonian magazine has designated Saturday, Sept. 18 as the 17th annual Museum Day, an initiative in which participating museums around the U.S. open their doors for free to those who download a branded ticket.

With many public spaces shut down for a year or more during the pandemic, Museum Day 2021 celebrates the reopening of many museums with the theme “Experience America.” The event is sponsored by the Quaker Oats Company.

In Alabama, the Conde Charlotte Museum in Mobile, the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, the Gorgas House Museum in Tuscaloosa, and Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham are participating in the event. To learn more, visit

Stay safe and informed about COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to dominate the news and social media, and while we may grow weary of data, statistics and varying opinions about the virus, remember that there are official websites and publications that can help you navigate the ever-evolving public health landscape.

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) website,, has an array of information, including a dashboard hub that tracks vaccine distribution, clinics, data and surveillance and a statewide view of COVID-19 cases and operating status in Alabama schools.

Also on the site: vaccine availability and updates, travelers’ health information and any state health order information from the governor or state health officer. 

Also see for information and resources specific to small businesses, students, educators, volunteers, job seekers and more.

Take Us Along

We’ve enjoyed seeing photos from our readers on their travels with Alabama Living! Please send us a photo of you with a copy of the magazine on your travels to:  Please include your name, hometown and electric cooperative, and the location of your photo and include your social media handle so we can tag you! We’ll draw a winner for the $25 prize each month.

Patricia Barfield, a member of Arab Electric Cooperative from Union Grove, took this photo of her nephew, Seth, at the ski slopes in Gatlinburg, Tenn. She reports that Seth “loves to look through the Alabama Living magazine!”
Dawn and Harold Graeter of Crane Hill, members of Cullman EC, took their first trip in a year when they visited St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thanks for taking us along!
Yuvonne Scott of Loxley, a member of Baldwin EMC, took her magazine to the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola in Orlando, Fla.
Sue Odom crossed the Ohio River on a ferry connecting Rabbit Hash, Ky., and Rising Star, Indiana, and took her Alabama Living along for the ride. She’s a member of Clarke-Washington EMC from Deer Park.


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