44th annual Heritage Festival

This February, the Anniston Museums and Gardens invites you to the 44th annual Heritage Festival: Words that Lift the Spirit! Celebrate Black History Month with us by encouraging our community’s youth during the Oration Competition, enjoying a special performance by K.B. Solomon, shopping local vendors, and touring the Anniston Museum of Natural History and Berman Museum! Food vendors will be on site with delicious food options available for purchase. This community event is perfect for people of all ages!

Register your child to compete in the 44th annual Heritage Festival Oration Competition. Download the registration form and email it to swoolmaker@annistonal.gov or visit the Anniston Museum of Natural History. This special event provides children in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 the opportunity to develop public speaking skills and strengthen their love for reading, writing, and poetry. Review the Oration Competition Application for details. Registration forms are due by the end of the day Saturday, February 10, 2024. 

Oration Competition Application

All Oration Competition Participants receive:

  • $10.00
  • Participation Ribbon
  • One-year Family Membership to the Anniston Museums and Gardens
  • Entry to win special door prizes! 

Monetary prizes and ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category during the Awards Ceremony. The school or co-op group with the most Oration Competition participants wins one free LIVE ANIMAL SHOW from the Anniston Museum of Natural History!

To become a festival vendor, please email Angie Dothard at adothard@annistonmuseum.org. We have limited spaces available. Questions? Call (256) 237-6766. 

The 44th annual Heritage Festival would not be possible without our community’s support! To become a 44th annual Heritage Festival sponsor, please contact Sarah Woolmaker at swoolmaker@annistonal.gov or call (256) 237-6261. Thank you for your support!


Feb 17 2024


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Longleaf Event Center

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