Dear Friends,

Capacity building is all about strengthening The Ridge Project's ability to effectively fulfill our educational mission to preserve a vanishing Federal Road history through the presentation of interactive programs and events.  The year 2018 marks seven years of continuous operations for The Ridge and includes these accomplishments:

Recipient of programmatic grants from The Alabama Humanities Foundation, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and the Black Belt Community Foundation, Inc. 

Sponsorships from the Macon County Commission and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Humanities at Auburn University

Hosted field trips for Camp STEAM (Macon County Public Schools - Summer 2017), and Lee-Scott Academy (Auburn - 2012-2016)

Your tax-deductible donation will serve as an investment in our efforts to reach the next level of organizational maturity and continuous improvement with a focus on:

  • Monthly and annual operations (lease, maintenance, insurance, website)
  • Leadership, staffing, volunteer recruitment and training
  • Site improvements and cultural resource management
  • Supplies and equipment


Many thanks,

Shari L. Williams
Executive Director

To donate online: Click here

To donate by mail: Make check payable to The Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project and mail to:

The Ridge Macon County Archaeology Project
ATTN: Capacity Building Fundraiser
10735 County Road 10
Union Springs, AL 36089

"Building Capacity - 2018 and Beyond" Fundraising Drive

Your donation of $25, $50, $75 or more will help us accomplish our mission to bring hands-on Alabama history to students, teachers, community residents, visitors, and guests.

The 2017 Old Federal Road Storytelling Festival held on November 4, 2017 celebrated Warrior Stand and surrounding communities as a significant rural historic landscape encompassing multicultural traditions and values centered on agricultural, spiritual, educational, fraternal, and cultural lifestyles and folkways.  The first storytelling festival took place in 2016 and is now our signature event. 

(Photos courtesy of Elvin D. Lang)