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April Walking Tour

Every Saturday in April the Cullman County Museum joins cities all over Alabama in participating in the Alabama Tourism Department’s historic walking tours. These walks begin at 10 a.m. on the front steps of the Museum. This is a rain or shine event and the Museum is open at no-charge on these Saturdays. Different local experts take a stroll through Cullman’s history sharing interesting facts and stories.


Cullman’s German Heritage is celebrated in a special way the first week of October. The historic German Oktoberfest celebrations gets an Alabama spin. Join us for German bands, food, and beer. This is a family friendly, free event with something for all ages and interest. From car shows to hound races. For more information visit the Cullman Oktoberfest website.

Christmas in Cullman

The pyramid will be lit the day after Thanksgiving and will stay lit until after the New Year.

An annual must-see at Christmas in Cullman is the Christmas pyramid. Known in German as Weihnachtspyramide, it’s a traditional German decoration of wooden figures that represent different symbols and seasonal elements.

Regular Meetings

Cullman County Historical Society

Cullman County Historical Society meets at 2 p.m., on the 4th Sunday of most months. These meetings feature special guest experts who are glad to share their historical perspective. It is also a chance for local lovers of history to fellowship and share in local history.Won’t you join us at our next meeting?

Friends of Frankweiler

Friends of Frankweiler meet 2 p.m., one Sunday, quarterly. In 1987 John Cullmann’s hometown of Frankweiler Germany and Cullman the town he founded came together to form a sister city relationship. For over 30 years the two cities have exchanged visitor with one another. Many strong and lasting bonds have developed over the years. Attend these meeting if you are interested in Cullman’s German connection. All are welcome and perhaps you can join us on our next trip to Germany! Check out the Friends of Frankweiler Facebook page to find out what is going on with our local group and in Cullman’s sister city Frankweiler.

Cullman County Museum News

Cullman County Museum offering free admission April 20, 27

Cullman County Tribune

The Cullman County Museum’s April Walking Tours are going strong each Saturday, and will wrap up April 20 and April 27. On these days, admission to the museum is free.

Cullman Featured in 10 small towns you can’t miss for a culture-centric escape

USA Today

The City of Cullman (and the Cullman County Museum) featured in USA Today’s 2024 list of 10 small towns you can’t miss for a culture-centric escape.

Alabama Shine Co. donates 1st jar of legally produced, post-Prohibition Cullman Co. moonshine

The Cullman Tribune

Alabama Shine Co. donated its first jar of legally distilled moonshine in Cullman County to the Cullman County Museum on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023.

Col. Cullmann’s 200th Birthday Celebration

The Cullman Times

The Friends of Frankweiler held a celebration on July 2, for Cullman’s founding father, Col. John G. Cullmann, on his 200th birthday.

Friends of Frankweiler to celebrate Col. Cullmann’s 200th birthday

The Cullman Times

On Sunday, July 2, the group will celebrate the 200th birthday of Colonel John Cullmann at the downtown Festhalle.

Exploring Cullman’s German Roots

Business Alabama

Cullman’s German connection is alive and well in the form of Facebook friends and various events throughout the year.

Col. John G. Cullmann descendant returns to Cullman

Cullman Tribune

Lou Johnson gives Peoples Drug Co. items to Cullman County Museum.

Cullman County Museum Voted Best of Smith Lake Museum

Lakeside Life

The Cullman County Museum placed first in the list of area museums up for the annual award.

Towering Christmas Pyramid Pays Tribute to Cullman’s German Heritage

Alabama Living

In America, Christmas trees usually symbolize the holidays. In Germany, the festive time of year includes a Weihñachts Pyramide, or Christmas Pyramid. Since 2019, the city of Cullman has observed the season with this lofty structure next to the Cullman County Museum to celebrate its German roots.

Tina’s Travels Visits the Cullman County Museum

Tina Lawler from’s Tina’s Travels pays a visit to the Cullman County Museum. 

AlabamaGerman Partnership (AGP) Presents: “German Heritage and Traditions in Cullman”

Cullman County bicentennial efforts recognized by state

Three local Alabama Bicentennial Projects received special plaques commemorating their outstanding contribution to Alabama’s recent bicentennial celebration. The town of Colony, Wallace State College and the Cullman County Museum were singled out for their celebration of the state’s bicentennial.

‘Visit’ the Cullman County Museum 3 days a week

April 17, 2020

The Cullman County Museum’s doors might be closed at the moment, but the museum director Drew Green invites everyone to join him on Facebook for Stories from the Museum. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Green selects an interesting object found at the museum and tells its story and its importance in the history of Cullman County.

Green is hoping everyone enjoys his Stories from the Museum videos during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wallace State, Town of Colony, Cullman County Museum receive Bicentennial Legacy awards

April 16, 2020
The Cullman County Bicentennial Committee is pleased to announce that the Wallace State Community College Fine and Performing Arts Department, the Town of Colony and the Cullman County Museum have been honored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission with Alabama Bicentennial Legacy Commendations. The Alabama Bicentennial Commission announced the Alabama Bicentennial Legacy Awards and Commendations winners this week.

Cullman County Museum’s Green earns tourism certifications

February 19, 2020

Cullman County Museum Director Drew Green recently completed a three-year continuing education program offered by the Southeast Tourism Society to earn his certification as a Travel Marketing Professional. In addition, Green earned his Festival and Events Planner certification. 

Green sat down with The Tribune to explain how he hopes the continuing education training will benefit tourism in Cullman County.

“We are really fortunate in this area because we have the Alabama Mountain Lakes (Tourist) Association, and they are really successful promoting tourism in all of north Alabama,” he said. “A lot of people don’t realize the economic impact tourism has on an area.”

The past comes alive at Good Hope’s Alabama Bicentennial Festival

May 6, 2019
The rich history of Good Hope was celebrated Saturday at the There’s Good Hope in Alabama Festival. The students and faculty of Good Hope High School (GHHS) worked all year to make sure the festival was a success. The event was one of many celebrations taking place across Cullman County and the state this year commemorating the Alabama 200 Bicentennial. A statement from the school explained, “The purpose of the project is to bring the school and the community together in order to forge relationships for the present and future as well as to recognize and exhibit the reverence to the history, people and entities of Good Hope’s past. Our faculty, students, town leaders and community will work side-by-side to produce this project. This will serve as a lifelong guide for the students to understand the importance of community history and volunteerism. The school will work to instill pride and accomplishment in the students as they work to see There’s Good Hope in Alabama to maturation. We will forever hold our bit of history as participants in the 200 Alabama Bicentennial.”

Cakewalk through Cullman

April 24, 2019

A great crowd came out Saturday morning for the third April Walking Tour this month. Cullman County Museum Director Drew Green and Ben Johnson South were the guides for the tour, which had a special “Cullman Cakewalk” theme and featured several stops including the newly reopened All Steak Restaurant for warm orange rolls.

South focused in on the abundance of wonderful art and artists in Cullman as well as a few of Cullman’s delicious culinary offerings. Edgar Veigl also joined South to explain the beautiful architecture of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The first stop on the tour, Sacred Heart was the second church in Cullman.

Porcelain exhibit celebrating Alabama Bicentennial opens at Cullman County Museum

March 5, 2019

A new exhibit featuring the work of the Decatur Porcelain Artists (DPA) opened Tuesday at the Cullman County Museum. The display showcases a vast array of porcelain items with images celebrating Alabama’s Bicentennial. The exhibit will be on display for two months.

Colony readies for Alabama 200 Bicentennial celebration this Saturday

March 28, 2019

The Colony Town Council on Tuesday evening shared with The Tribune a sample of the Alabama 200 Bicentennial mural project members are set to unveil at 5 p.m. this Saturday at the Colony Educational Complex.  The five-piece collection includes information and images of Colony’s early communities, history, “then and now,” churches and local sites. Drew Green, director of the Cullman County Museum and chairman of the Cullman County Bicentennial Committee, will come down to help Mayor Donnis Leeth open the exhibit.  Folks from all over Cullman County are invited to join in the celebration that will include live music, skits, oral history presentations and refreshments.

After the project is presented, it will hit the road to visit places ranging all the way from the Cullman County Museum to the state Capitol in Montgomery, before returning home for permanent display in Colony.

10 Things from a Tribune Tastemaker: Concetta Lovoy Kreps

October 28, 2018

Meet Concetta Lovoy Kreps, textile guru

“One who sleeps under a handmade quilt is comforted by love.” That warm and warming sentiment is shared by TASTEMAKER, Concetta Lovoy Kreps, a fashion-savvy Cullmanite who has many remnants of fond memories of The Calico Shop and The Sewing Gallery, two Cullman textile treasure troves of by-gone days. Concetta recalls her excitement as a 6-year-old finding a bolt of “fake mink, I was certain was real” and her mother creating a splendid ensemble of mink-ish stole, muff and hat which Concetta wore with a red suit to midnight mass at Sacred Heart Church at Christmastime.

Concetta mentions both her grandmothers, accomplished seamstresses, as major influences on her lifelong love of textiles.

She said, “When I travel, I love to visit great fabric shops, and many times I’ve bought a yard or yards of something even though I didn’t have a sewing project in mind.” She added, “If I buy it, the project will come.”

Concetta Lovoy Kreps is recognized as a superb quilter and generous-spirited baker.