News and Media

News & Media

If you are a member of the media and would like to visit the American Village, please contact our Marketing and Communications Director in advance to make arrangements for your visit.

You may also:

• request a media kit, press release, or other promotional information

• arrange for a phone interview or written comment

• request photographs or logos of the American Village Citizenship Trust

The policy of the American Village Citizenship Trust is to extend every consideration to individuals and companies wishing to film, record, or photograph the American Village campus, its facilities and grounds, consistent with our desire to accurately interpret the American Village and its mission. All photography and filming is subject to approval by the American Village Citizenship Trust.


Communications Officer
The American Village Citizenship Trust
P.O. Box 6
Montevallo, AL 35115
Telephone: (205) 665-3535 x 1063

To request approval, the individual or company should contact the American Village Citizenship Trust and submit the following written information in a timely manner to allow review:

Non-Permitted Use

As a general policy, the American Village Citizenship Trust does not permit its name or any images of the American Village, its facilities or grounds to be used for commercial or partisan political purposes or to promote a product or service.

Staff Interviews

The American Village Citizenship Trust can provide professional spokespeople from its staff for interview purposes. Contact the Marketing and Communications Director to schedule interviews with any staff members. 

Location Fee

The American Village Citizenship Trust reserves the right to assess location fees and reimbursable costs based on the nature of your proposed project.

Visitor-Related Restrictions

It is the American Village Citizenship Trust's intent that any filming or recording not disturb the visiting public's or school students' experience while at the American Village. For this reason, we reserve the right to deny photography, filming or recording during times when programming is underway.


Photographers and technicians are to take full responsibility for all of their equipment.


The American Village Citizenship Trust requests two copies of the completed project for its archives.

Legal Restrictions

The organization or individual conducting the filming, recording or photography must agree, in writing, to hold the American Village Citizenship Trust harmless against any claims or expenses that result from their work at the American Village. In addition, they must agree to assume financial responsibility for any damage to property caused by them or their agents. 

All photography and filming is subject to approval by the American Village Citizenship Trust.


Private Event Photography

There is no facility charge for photography if your private event takes place at the American Village. If you would like to use our grounds or facilities as a backdrop for your photo shoot, and your event is not booked with us, a fee of $150 per hour will be charged. Pre-reservation is required for access, and we require a staff member to accompany you. Inquiries and photo shoot bookings should be made by calling (205) 665-3535 extension 1045.