Hoover HIstorical Society

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Photo courtesy of Hoover Historical Society.

On May 21, the Hoover Historical Society officers for 2019-20 were installed by Mayor Frank Brocato. Read more


Jason Gaston Charles Hickman

Jason Gaston photo courtesy of Hoover Historical Society; Charles Hickman photo by Jon Anderson

Speakers will be one of Hoover's first school board members and the current public relations coordinator. Read more

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The city of Hoover celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. But what’s in a name? And how did this growing city come to be? Read more

50th Anniversary


Photos courtesy of Carolyn Kolar.

During the almost 100 years of its history, it has had 25 scoutmasters and more than 1,800 members. Troop 21 has seen more than 200 of its members achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Read more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

The Hoover Historical Society is looking ahead to the city’s 50th anniversary in 2017. Read more


Vadie Honea

Photo courtesy of Patricia Honea-Fleming.

Vadie Honea's family and friends remember the founder of the Hoover Historical Society. Read more


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Photo by Madoline Markham.

An open house will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the public to come by and visit or drop off items to be used for an upcoming historical book on Hoover's history. Read more


The Itty Bitty Scavenger Hunt will take place along with the Bluff Park Art Show on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Linda Chastain.

The Hoover Arts Alliance and the Hoover Historical Society recently gave away scholarships to local high school students. Read more


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Photos by Debbie Burtnett.

For nearly 20 years, the Hoover Historical Society’s Folklore Center has helped guests step back in time — way, way back — to the late 1800s, and learn about the sharp contrast between the conveniences of modern day living and the old ways. Read more


On Oct. 31, the Hoover Historical Society dedicated the restored Crawford Fire Tower Cab at its new location on Patton Chapel Road across from Hoover Fire Station No. 2. Read more



Photo by Erica Techo.

In the summer of 1969, Alabama Department of Public Safety agents drove north on Interstate 65 to a dark and secluded lane leading off Old Montgomery Highway to a building near the Cahaba River. Read more

50th Anniversary

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