I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas with friends and family. We have much to be thankful for as we start a new year at HHS.
We thank the Mayor and our City Council for their $5,000 contribution to our Society for 2016-17. The city is also replacing the damaged historic marker at the Overseer’s House.
Our future History Book II was featured in the December issue of the Hoover Sun. We will publish the book next year in time for Hoover’s 50th Anniversary.
Part of our mission as a historical society is “To stimulate the preservation and protection of objects of historical interest and to make it available for research.” We have honored this as our archive has been busy with visitors and requests for information in 2015. We recently helped patrons with information on the Patton family, the Troop 21 Boy Scout Troop, homeowners in the Park Avenue Historic District, and a genealogy search.
We have also received several donations to the Archives. A lovely pipe organ was donated by Joan Davis and now resides at The Folklore Center. Glenn Murer donated a section of a newspaper commemorating Hoover’s 10th Anniversary. In that paper, Bill Hoover discussed his father’s dream for the Green Valley
Country Club and the development of Hoover. Another page featured William Hoover’s plans for a regional shopping center that never materialized.
Rhonna and Jonathan Phillips donated items related to Berry High School and Dr. Billy Phillips, owner of the Hoover Beauty Center and Chiropractic South. A photo from Green Valley Elementary School was featured on our Facebook Page and reached over 1200 people! We continue to generate interest in our organization thanks to Facebook.
We welcome CB&S Bank as our newest Corporate Sponsor and our first donor at the Silver Level toward the publication of our book. We appreciate Paul & Vickie Huckeba’s interest in the HHS and hope other businesses will join him. Be sure to thank him when you see him! More on the levels of sponsorship can be found in this edition .
Visit us on January 19th for our General Meeting with the program on Birmingham’s Premocar by J.D. Weeks. I guarantee you will learn something new! Happy New Year!