Alabama Constitution Village Foundation

Three Museums One INCREDIBLE Adventure

aka The EarlyWorks Family of Museums   |   Huntsville, AL   |  www.earlyworks.com

Mission

It is our mission to showcase and interpret history in a manner that educates, motivates and entertains the visitor.

Ruling year info

1997

Executive Director

Mr. Bart Williams

Main address

404 Madison St SE

Huntsville, AL 35801 USA

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EIN

63-1182396

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

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SpringFest

Step lively thru the red doors of EarlyWorks and prepare to meet Laura Ingalls Wilder in her log cabin, or perhaps be welcomed aboard the keelboat by Davy Crockett. There’s always time to listen to the stories of George Washington Carver, Helen Keller and many amazing Black Americans. Don’t forget that you’ll need to “hitch up your skirts” while outside to dance the Virginia Reel and stop to play when you’ve become winded. Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln and Betsy Ross are just some of the amazing Americans you may encounter while crafting, churning butter, and skipping to the beat of traditional music.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

EarlyWorks invites you to come and experience a special end of the school year field trip on the riverfront. Learn about the Native Americans that originally lived in the area. Meet James Ditto and hear his firsthand account of running the ferry in the early 1800’s along with other history about the towns that grew up along the river. Students will participate in river navigation skills, perform marching drills, discover what soldiers carried in their haversacks, and discuss day to day life in the camps. Classes will also meet with our resident doctor and learn about Native American natural remedies and medicines.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

During this program your students will learn what life as a pioneer was like. Learning stations on this 2-hour guided tour are designed to teach your students different aspects of pioneer life. Dressing in period clothing, crafting their own old fashioned toy, shopping at the General Store, traveling on the keelboat and climbing aboard the wagon are just a few of the activities students will experience. Our Native American game is an exciting way to learn about the rich culture of Alabama tribes. In the Log Cabin, students will engage in pioneer chores and food preparation. Don’t forget to stop by our Talking Tree to hear a story that has been passed down through the generations. Join in with us as we explore Alabama’s early beginnings and learn what it takes to “Settle Down”.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Aug-Oct & Jan-March. 4th-5th Grades.
Grab your magnifying glass and get ready to investigate Alabama’s unique and extraordinary history! This program is designed to expand the minds of 4th and 5th grade students. In this unique guided tour students become historical investigators by searching for different history facts in fun trivia activities in our Hall of Presidents, on our Alabama map and in our Passages exhibit. In our Passages exhibit students discover the African American story hidden in our beautiful mural “This Road We Traveled”. The Talking Tree will enlighten your students with a fun story about George Washington Carver after they hoist the flags on the keelboat. Join us in this 2 hour experience, as we uncover and discover the many details of our history.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Offered March - May. Pre-K - 1st.
“If you take a Mouse to a Museum ..What would that be like? Would he take you to Kidstruction Zone to make a tiny mouse house or make a tiny craft and play hide and seek in the log cabin. Would he look for his friends hidden house in Biscuits Backyard Sign up soon to take a your kids on a mouse guided fieldtrip, March through May” Inspired by the popular Children’s Book

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

February. Grades 1-5.
During the month of February, EarlyWorks celebrates Black History Month! Students will explore African history through playing musical instruments, seeing historic artifacts, trying on costumes and playing period games. Visiting our log cabin students will learn about slave heritage. Follow the path of Civil Rights’ marches and the fight for equality on our giant Alabama map. The mural “This Road We Traveled” painted by John Moore, a local Huntsville artist, provides a glimpse of the hardships African Americans have encountered and the great accomplishments they have made.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

November-December. Grades Pre-K - 3.
The holiday spirit is taking over EarlyWorks- Santa needs some more elves on his crew, and your class just might have what it takes! Your students will enjoy the gift wrapping relays, an elf ear craft session, over-the-top cheerfulness exercises and much more. The EarlyWorks Elf University syllabus includes: Elf Orientation, Toy making 101, Present Proficiency, Santa’s Tracking Station, Reindeer Care and Elf Etiquette. Wrap up your trip with a graduation ceremony from Elf University!

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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Alabama Constitution Village Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jim Wittenborg

Jacobs Technology

Term: 2019 -

Tony Smith

Huntsville Utilities

Ken Tucker

The Boeing Company

Steve Raby

Direct Communications