Year of Alabama History coordinator Marilyn Jones Stamps promoted the upcoming Year of Alabama History campaign at two recent meetings this month. The first meeting, organized by Lisa Socha of the Guntersville Chamber of Commerce, took place at the historic Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center. More than 40 people were in attendance. The second meeting, held in Wetumpka, consisted of more than 50 retired school teachers. The Alabama Tourism Department will officially kick off the Year of History celebration on Dec. 12, 2008 at the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery during the annual celebration of Alabama Day. Alabama became the 22nd state admitted to the Union on Dec. 14, 1819.