Time Cabinets

HHS Preserves the 20th Century

The 20th Century is our past, and it is important to save the things that relate to it.

Have you noticed how much telephones, for example, have changed through your lifetime? Well, children today are fascinated by, of all things, a dial telephone! They try to punch in the numbers by sticking their fingers in the dial! The innovations of the 20th Century are so recent that we don’t think of them as part of history, but they are.

The Society owns a number of showcases in which we display the everyday items that relate to each decade of the 20th Century. The cabinets are displayed in our archive/office on Valleydale Road.. In these cabinets we place dishes, shoes, hats, photographs, a telephone, 45 rpm records, and an AM radio – just the household things that would have been seen in Hoover or Bluff Park during a decade.

We have our library which preserves papers and books, and we have the Folklore Center which preserves things from the 1800s. The Time Cabinets enable us to see artifacts for the decade.

Would you like to participate?

Contributors of items for the Time Cabinets are acknowledged with a card/description of the item. The Society provides a tax deductible receipt upon request. Bring items for donation to a meeting or to the Society’s office and fill out a donation form. Funds may be donated to purchase items for the cabinets.