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  • AN Act of courage in Montgomery Sparked a National Movement... Montgomery is home to Mrs. Rosa McCauley Parks. Rosa Parks became a Civil Rights pioneer in Montgomery by courageously taking a stand and not giving up her seat which sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum and Library is a tribute to that memorable movement.
  • Paddles Up!…the Montgomery Dragon Boat Festival was the first in Alabama and is now the largest Dragon Boat Festival east of the Mississippi and one of the largest attended festivals in the River Region.

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Starting on October 15, Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) will offer the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) PreCheck amenity for passenger screening. The TSA PreCheck program expedites security screening for passengers who apply and successfully complete a background check.

November 6 Montgomery Veterans Day Celebration

October 13 Hampstead Farm to Fork Invasion is Back!

October 2 Russian Grand Ballet presents Swan Lake at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre

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CULTIVATING A SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE…Hampstead Institute of Montgomery has opened two urban farms within the city limits: the Downtown Farm and the farm at the Town of Hampstead in east Montgomery. Both locations offer residents and visitors the chance to connect with the area’s agricultural heritage, its natural resources and wealth of farm-fresh food.

MONTGOMERY LIGHTNING ROUTE FIRST STREETCAR IN U.S. … San Francisco didn't have the very first electric streetcar system. Montgomery was the first city to incorporate the system into its local travel in 1886. 

MONTGOMERY’S STARRING ROLE … the majority of the hit film "Big Fish," starring Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney and the 1990 release, “The Long Walk Home” starring Sissy Spacek and Whoopi Goldberg, were filmed in Montgomery and the River Region.