LAGRANGE – Recall LaGrange is a two-day event May 5-6 at the historic LaGrange College site in Leighton.  This is a celebration of history, culture, and community. The event activities include living history demonstrations, Civil War displays and demonstrations, Arts & Crafts vendors, musical entertainment, food vendors, tours of the historic LaGrange College site, and a Prohibition Era raid on a suspected moonshine still.

The highlight of the event is the period-correct living history of a Prohibition Era raid on a suspected moonshine still. Visitors can witness a group of lawmen descending on the pioneer village of LaGrange and engaging in a brief skirmish with the locals.

In addition to the living history, the event offers other important historical accounts, Civil War collections, and fun activities for the whole family. The Alabama Bicentennial Table, once owned by Senator Charles Tait, will be on display, along with art and craft demonstrations, wagon rides to the historic LaGrange Cemetery, food vendors, antiques, and fragments of period moonshine stills. 

The pioneer and log buildings located in the park will be open for tours, and living history presentations will be ongoing. Visitors can also tour Dawson Distillery near the park during the festival.

The festival will be open from 10am-4pm on both Friday and Saturday, and admission is free. Donations will be accepted at the gate for the upkeep of the historic cemetery and park.