The Black Belt Museum focuses on developing professional-level research collections in geology, paleontology, historical objects, archives, arts and crafts, botany, zoology, and archaeology. They offer guided tours of Fort Tombecbe, the museum, and educational programs centered around the natural and cultural history of the Black Belt region. The programs are designed to meet the needs of all audiences and are geared towards meeting the current state core standards for Alabama.
The cultural and geographic Black Belt region is the primary, although not the sole, focus of these collections.
The Museum supports a variety of public and school programs to any age group. These programs include guided tours of Fort Tombecbe, the museum, Prairie Restoration Project at Lake LU and educational programs centered the natural and cultural history of our great region. All programs use local history to help teach a larger narrative of Alabama and American history.
All of our programs are geared to meet the needs of any audience. In the past staff have spoken to K-12 groups, college classes, civic groups, campus visitors, national parks, partner institutions on many of the rich stories of the Black Belt. Programs are designed to current State Core Standards for Alabama.