Events and News
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2-4 p.m. The publication celebration for the BHS 2013 book MINUTES: Central Committee, Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Birmingham Public Library Board Room. At the scene, day-by-day reporting on the momentous events of spring 1963 by Mrs. Ruth Barefield-Pendleton secretary to the committee that helped coordinate the campaign that changed Birmingham's, the nation's, and the world's understanding of human rights.
Saturday, February 2, The Society's exhibition of UNSEEN . . . UNFORGOTTEN. Civil Rights Photographs of The Birmingham News opens and remains in the Library Gallery through March 28.
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Sunday, Feb. 17, 3-5 p.m., The Annual Meeting, a Victorian Valentines' Tea, at the historic Hassinger-Daniel Mansion on Highland Avenue, the recently restored bed and breakfast of Sheila and Ira Chaffin.
Sunday, April 7, Noon-3, A Spring Equinox Plowing Party, Grandmother's Garden, Duncan House.
Sunday, April 21 at Noon, The Annual Heritage Society Gathering at the Hassinger House, Carlisle Road (Heritage Society Membership required).
Saturday, May 11, 9-Noon, A Rain Barrel Workshop, Duncan House (fee charged).
TBA, A talk by Frances Robb whenever her book on the history of Alabama photography comes out.
TBA, Presentations on the HALS project (Mountain Brook).
TBA, Preservation Awards.
Every Second Saturday, opportunities to join in the fun to help fix up Duncan House.
News and Newsletters
- January 2013
SALUTE TO '63, SATURDAY FEB. 2ND; Seeing the Scene.
- December 2012
ANNUAL REPORT TO THE MEMBERS 2012: ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2012; EVENTS COMING IN 2013
- November 2012
Exhibit Highlights Career of Civil Rights Attorney Shores
Arthur Shores Timeline: 1904-1996
Selected Cases of Attorney Shores
- February 2012
BEAUX ARTS IN BIRMINGHAM The Jemison Magazine: Birmingham and Mountain Brook, 1926-1930; Daniel to Debut in September; Officers and Trustees to be Elected
- November 2011
The Birmingham Scene: Seldom Seen Artwork from the 1930s and 1940s. Artists and Their Work in the Birmingham Scene Exhibition.
- September 2011
Jemison Book Debuts: Forward-thinking Birmingham. Sky's the limit. Growth, prosperity, promise, and innovation. A city on the rise, notable on the national scene. Vibrant and important. That's the way our city looked in 1910.
New Exhibit to Open November 6 at the Library Gallery
- Special Publication from the Archive: Two Industrial Towns: Pratt City and Thomas.
- April 2011
BRIDGING THE PARKWAY
A New Road for a New Era--"New" Montgomery Highway
Parks and Parkways: The Lake and Lakeshore Parkway
The Lakeshore Bridge-The R.H. "Bob" Wharton Bridge
What Is a "Functionally Obsolete" Bridge?
- February 2011
ANNUAL MEETING FEATURES TALK ON ARCHITECTURE
Local Ash Can Advocate to Be Featured
From Plantation to Suburban Community-The History of Smithfield and Dynamite Hill
Jemison Magazines to Be Issued
- November 2010
DEPRESSION-ERA MURALS LIVE ON
Where to See the Real Murals
Murals, Murals Artists
Historical Panorama of Alabama Agriculture
- February 2010
The Roads to Mountain Brook
Naturalistic Design Philosophy
- November 2009
Digging Out of the Great Depression: Federal Programs at Work
The Alphabet Agencies
What New Deal landmarks remain?
A List of Major WPA Projects, 1935-1941
- March 2009
A Time to Celebrate Local Landmarks.
Election of Officers and Trustees
PRESERVATION AWARDS 2009
- February 2009
What is an heirloom plant? Why grow heirloom plants?
Sources of Seeds and Plants.
What We Do at Duncan House Garden. Heirloom Varieties Currently Grown at Duncan House Gardens.
Tips to Try a Home Garden This Year.
Lists of Most Common Vegetables, Annuals, Perennials, and Medicinal Herbs.
- November 2008
Architecture As Art-Drawings from the D. O. Whilldin Collection (1904-1962) at the Birmingham Public Library Archives.
About D. O. Whilldin.
About Thomas Mark Shelby, His Research, and the Forthcoming BHS Book.
About the Whilldin Collection At Archives.
- February 2008
Society Publishes Park Letters: Hand Down Unharmed-Olmsted Files on Birmingham Parks, 1920-1925.
Annual Meeting Salutes Our Hero: M.P. Phillips
Cataloguing School Closures
Models for Successful Reuse of Historic School Buildings
- November 2007
Turning On Alabama-An Exhibition of Images and Artifacts from the Collections of the Alabama Power Company and the Alabama Historic Radio Society at Birmingham Public Library
Hand Down UnHarmed-Olmsted Files on Birmingham Parks, 1920-1925, the Society's forthcoming publication.
All Fixed for Fall-A Report from the Society's Duncan House Garden.
- May 2007
PRESERVATION WORKS. 2007 Preservation Awards.
- February 2007
An Evening in Celebration of Parks and People: Looking at Birmingham's Exciting Park Developments and a talk with Tupper Thomas. Feb. 27, 2007.
The Society's Olmsted Project.
The Caldwell of Caldwell Park.
Society News: Endowment Thriving; New Trustees and Officers to be elected.
- December 2006
Celebrating 40 Years of Historic Presevation. The Keynote Address to the Alabama Preservation Conference, By Richard Moe, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation,
Preservation Organizations in Birmingham,
Alabama Historical Commission: 40 Years of Educating and Preserving. By Ellen Mertins, AHC Director of Outreach. (Originally published in and reprinted with permission of DesignAlabama Journal.)
- November 2006
Parks for Birmingham, Putting Flesh on the Bones of Birmingham’s Civil Rights History.
- June 2006
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Movement, Documenting and Listing Movement Churches on the National Register of Historic Places, and more...
- May 2006
Celebrate the 50th of the Movement at an Old Fashioned Movement Meeting
About "The Movement" and the Movement Churches
- February 2006
Revisit The Olmsted Vision and the Annual Meeting and the exhibit at the Botanical Gardens
Phillips High School: Can It Be a National Historic Landmark?
- May 2005
"Restore America": Preservation Week 2005 Activities
2005 Preservation Award Winners
- February 2005
Reflections on Art of the New South: Women Artists of Birmingham—Talks for the Annual Meeting
The Olmsted Vision: announcement of the forthcoming exhibit and publication
Registering Civil Rights Resources
- May 2004
"New Frontiers in Preservation": Preservation Week 2004 Activities
2004 Preservation Award Winners
- February 2004
The Houses We Live In—A Talk by Frances Robb at the Annual Meeting
Let's Hear for "the Ladies" of the Birmingham Art Club
- November 2003
Name That Style!
About the Illustrator of Birmingham Homes: Cheryl Morgan
Birmingham Illustrated: The Variety of Styles in the Magic City
Quick. How many house styles can you name in the Birmingham area?
- May 2003
"Cities, Suburbs and Countryside": Preservation Week 2003 Activities
2003 Preservation Award Winners
- February 2003
Theatrical Tales to be Told at the Little-Virginia Samford Theatre—Talks for the Annual Meeting
Birmingham Parks and Parkways: You Don't Know What You Have
The Little Theater—A Brief History
- November 2002
Maps from the Collection of Rucker Agee Exhibition
Rucker Agee: The Man Behind the Maps
- May 2002
"Preserving the Spirit of Place": Preservation Week 2002 Activities
2002 Preservation Award Winners
- February 2002
Motor on Over to the Motorsports Museum for the Annual Meeting
All Jazzed Up—J.L.Lown's book on Birmingham Jazz Greats
Motorcycle Mania— a look at the Barber Motorsports Museum
- November 2001
Discover Downtown Anew: Society Reissues The Discovery Tour
The Birmingham Public Library Archives Celebrates Twenty-five Years
Digging Deep—The Collections of the Birmingham Public Library Archives
Title That Treasure (architectural details of city center buildings)
- May 2001
"Renew, Restore, Rediscover Historic Schools": Preservation Week 2001 Activities
Powell School and its Honoree—James P. Powell, Birmingham's First Elected Mayor and Friend of Education
A Community Guide to Saving Older Schools
Alabama Architecture: Alice Bowsher's new book
- November 2000
Aspiration Attained—Birmingham's Historic Houses of Worship published and exhibited
Title That Treasure (churches and synagogues)
- November 1999
Vive Vulcan!: Long Live Our City Symbol - an exhibit and publication
National Trust for Historic Preservation lists Vulcan as an American Treasure
4th-6th Grade Teachers Receive 3,000 Vive Vulcan Packets
Vulcan and the Society