Birmingham History Center
The Birmingham History Center collects and preserves an array of historic objects, books, clothing, photographs, machinery, documents and other items of historic significance to Birmingham and Jefferson County communities. About a quarter of the museum’s holdings are on display Monday-Friday in the renovated pre-1900’s gallery, weaving together the different histories of modern Birmingham’s people and pastimes. Anyone interested in discussing the donation of historic material should call Executive Director Jerry Desmond at 205-202-4146. Beside exhibits, the center supports and hosts events focusing on the area’s history and history-makers. It is sustained by donations of artifacts, cash contributions, memberships, and foundation grants supporting a $250,000 annual budget. To learn more about how you can help support the museum’s activities, visit the Membership and Support page. Museum staff also work with other history-related groups and associations.