It’s rewarding when the efforts of Birmingham Historical Society trustees to preserve a first-class historical site are not only recognized, but seriously considered by city leaders and developers in urban planning. Thanks to the research and site visits of BHS Director Marjorie White, and BHS Trustee and Hoover resident Birgit Kilbeka, plans for a 4 mile parkway that could potentially destroy the landmark Brock’s Gap are now being debated. This article in The Hoover Sun by Jon Anderson highlights the importance of what is being proposed.
Thank you to Birmingham Historical Society Trustees for bringing historical sites to the attention of developers. And thank you to developers and city planners for listening and responding to these concerns!
Historic Houses of Worship: Avondale A Walking and Driving Tour Led by David R. Bains, PhD Sunday, April 5, 2020, 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Several Avondale churches built in the 1880’s still remain and have been joined by others in this thriving residential community established in 1884. See the map below for the houses of worship included on the tour led by Samford University’s professor in the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies.
Searching for that perfect holiday gift? Many of our BHS titles are now available at the Shoppe in Forest Park. Enjoy browsing among the gorgeous flowers and gifts to find them.
Our newest publication, Pretty Posies, is surrounded by gardening tools, the best gift ever for the gardener on your list.
Need a stocking stuffer for a golfer? How about BHS publication, “Golf in Birmingham before 1925”, along with assorted pocket tools. And the popular Bob Moody’s Birmingham is stacked among what could be described as a watercolor still life display of history titles and orchids.
A big thank you to the owners for contributing to BHS as Heritage Society members in addition to showcasing their appreciation for the history of our community! Please drop by and support them!
FLASH SALE of Birmingham Historical Society titles; $10-$20 per book. Great gifts for holiday giving (or gifting to yourself). Titles range from Bob Moody’s Birmingham (watercolors) and Shades Creek-Flowing through Time; Tall Tales (of Birmingham) and Pretty Posies-Powerful Healing; Digging Out of the Great Depression, Art of the New South AND MANY MORE.
Details: Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Little Hardware, 2117 Cahaba Road, Mountain Brook. Payment by check, cash, or credit card