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Events and News


Calendar

  • November 6-January 4, 2015. BOB MOODY’S BIRMINGHAM-The City in Watercolor, an exhibition of 65 watercolors at the Birmingham Public Library Gallery, 4th Floor, 2020 Park Place. (learn more here)

  • November 22, 2014- It Began at Bethel: The Pivotal Role of Bethel Baptist Church-Collegeville in the Modern Civil Rights Movement, A Public Discussion Sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Historic Bethel Baptist Church and The Birmingham Historical Society. (Download the Agenda)

  • Early December, the release of BOB MOODY’S BIRMINGHAM-The City in Watercolor, the Society’s newest publication. (Purchase here)

Annual Reports
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News and Newsletters

  • April 2014
    MOUNTAIN BROOK BOOK / EXHIBIT TO DEBUT AT EMMET O'NEAL LIBRARY APRIL 13; April Garden Workshop Features Common Cure-alls for Your Health; Veggie Garden to Feature Southern Soul Food
  • January 2014
    Annual Meeting Offers Sneak Peek at Newest Book, Gardening the Old-Fashioned Way, 2014 Officers and Trustees to Be Nominated
  • October 2013
    Our Next Volume ...The Planning of Mountain Brook; Photographing the Mountain Brook Landscape; Improvements at the Duncan House; Artists in the Garden
  • 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
    Grandmother's Garden. 
    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

 
  
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