FAQ

Q:  What is the relationship between the Friends Association and the Selma Interpretive Center?

A:  Agreement No. CA-1443CA5090-97-018 is the COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT between U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE and FRIENDS OF THE SELMA TO MONTGOMERY NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL: SELMA-DALLAS COUNTY, ALABAMA.  This agreement states: ‘WHEREAS, the FRIENDS OF THE SELMA TO MONTGOMERY NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL: CITY OF SELMA-DALLAS COUNTY are interested in working with the SERVICE to commemorate, preserve, interpret and develop the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail which has been designated as part of the National Historic Trail System.’

For more information, see Cooperative Agreement (Department of Interior and Friends Association).

Q:  When will the development of the Selma Interpretive Center be completed?

A:  The original plans were that the Lowndes County site would be completed first, the Selma site completed second, and the Montgomery site third.  If the National Park Services is following the original plan, the Selma site will be the next completed site.  Whatever the priority, the availability  of funding will ultimately dictate future development and completion dates of the remaining sites.

Q:  Who owns the Selma Interpretive Center?

A:  The City of Selma owns the Selma Interpretive Center facility.

Q:  Who manages the Selma Interpretive Center?

A:  The National Park Service staffs and manages the Selma Interpretive Center.

Q:  Can people volunteer to work at the Selma Interpretive Center?

A:  Yes.  Volunteerism is encouraged.  Just stop by the Center and talk to NPS personnel.