Putting the Past to Use for the Future
Established in 1942, the Birmingham Historical Society's
mission is to
contribute to the quality of life in Birmingham by preserving,
learning from, and celebrating its past while helping to shape
its future. The society is a nonprofit organization supported
by the generous gifts of its members and patrons. This site
contains only a small amount of information available to its
members though annual publications and newsletters. Please
consider joining us and learning more about Birmingham's rich
Special Report: Grandmother's Garden
Special Report: Bridging the Parkway: A Report on the Lakeshore Bridge.
Special Publication from the Archive: Two Industrial Towns: Pratt City and Thomas.
Current Events: Learn more about Society programs and the Society in our annual reports and newsletters.
Learn more about the Assessment
of Eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places
(NRHP) for the John Herbert Phillips High School.
For more Information on the Great Depression in Jefferson County, click here.