Public Meetings

Hoover Historical Society General Meetings 2020-2021

September 15, 2020 Odd Travels, by Kelly Kazek, on Zoom


November 17, 2020 No Votes for Women! Alabama’s Anti-Suffragists by Ryan Blocker

Ryan Blocker is the Museum Collections Coordinator at the Alabama Department of Archives and History. She is also the most recent past President of the Alabama Museums Association. She received a degree in History from Auburn University at Montgomery, and certification in Collections Care, focusing on Textile Conservation and Preservation, from the International Preservation Studies Center in Illinois.

As the Suffrage movement gained momentum in the South, anti-suffrage groups formed to block ratification of the 19th amendment. Focusing on the years 1919 and 1920, Blocker will discuss the anti-ratification movement in Alabama, it’s leaders, and the ideology behind their opposition to women’s suffrage.


January 19, 2021 Lane Cake: Alabama Women in the Progressive Era by Emily Blejwas


March 16, 2021 Guests Behind the Barbed Wire: German POWs in America By Ruth Beaumont Cook


May 18, 2021 The Five Capitals of Alabama: The Story of Alabama’s Capital Cities from St. Stephens to Montgomery by Tom Bailey