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Shelby County Historical Society, Inc.
Museum & Archives

1854 Old Courthouse Circle
P.O. Box 457
Columbiana, Alabama 35051-0457

(205) 669-3912

Organized January 18, 1974

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Shelby County Historical Society, Inc.

 "The Shelby County Historical Society, Inc., a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, is dedicated to the discovery, collection, and preservation of all things related to the history of Shelby County Alabama; to the encouragement, promotion, and sponsorship of historical research and the public dissemination of that research; to the acquisition of physical artifacts and documents and provision of their public display; and to the presentation of educational programs and other activities for our citizens and visitors about our past history and our heritage."

The former Historic Shelby Association that operated the Shelby Iron Works Park became a part of the Shelby County Historical Society in June 2018. As a result of the merger, the Shelby County Historical Society will now oversee the Shelby Iron Works Park.

For any additional information, including hours of operation, concerning the Shelby Iron Works Park or the Shelby County Museum & Archives
please contact the Shelby County Museum & Archives or call (205) 669-3912.


Shelby County Historical Society, Inc.
Type of Membership and Annual Dues Effective November 6, 2016
$20.00 Individual  ~  $30.00 Couple  ~  $50.00 Sustaining or Contributing  ~  $100.00 Patron

Join now ...  Online Payment Membership Application .

The annual dues are from January 1 through December 31; all renewal dues become due on January 1 and delinquent after February 1 of each year. Those that join after January 1 will be placed on the mailing list and will receive all previously published publications for that year. The informative 8 page Quarterly Newsletter is published yearly in February, May, August and November. These publications provide members with local historical and genealogical information and photographs. The informative 8 page Quarterly Newsletter is published yearly in February, May, August and November. These publications provide members with local historical and genealogical information and photographs. The final Quarterly Magazine was published by the Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. in December 2012. To view searchable digital archives of the Shelby County Historical Society's Magazines, Newsletters and Society Programs [April 1974 thru May 2016] furnished through Alabama Department of Archives & History  CLICK HERE.


Guests and members are always welcome to attend the Quarterly Meetings held at 2:00 p.m. on the first Sunday in February, May, August, and November at the Shelby County Museum & Archives,located in the 1854 Old Courthouse in Columbiana.

The Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. express their appreciation to their members and corporate, governmental, foundation and individual donors for their financial support to maintain and enhance the services of the Shelby County Museum & Archives.


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Visit the Shelby County Museum & Archives
"A History Museum"
Maintained by the Shelby County Historical Society, Inc.
1854 Old Courthouse Circle ~ Columbiana, Alabama
FREE ADMISSION
(205) 669-3912

Effective November 1, 2015 Mrs. Jennifer Maier became the new
Director of the Shelby County Museum & Archives
upon the retirement of Bobby Joe Seales after 16 years.




Award
Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. Receives Recognition From State of Alabama
Alabama Department of Archives & History ... Local Government Records Commission

"Governor Bob Riley State of Alabama Has Presented This Certificate of Appreciation To Shelby County Historical Society"
This certificate is presented in appreciation of your longstanding and successful
efforts to collect, preserve, and disseminate information on historical Shelby County
records, newspapers, and artifacts through your operation of the Shelby County
Museum and Archives. Because of the hard work of your volunteers, these historical
records are available to the citizens of Alabama and will be preserved for future generations.




Award
Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. Receives Most Outstanding Local Historical Association Recognition Award
The Alabama Historical Association
"James Ray Kuykendall Historical Society Award"
Presented To Shelby County Historical Society
in recognition of outstanding achievements and significant contributions
to a greater appreciation of community and state history
Huntsville, Alabama ... April 13, 2012

The Shelby County Historical Society received on April 15, 1994 the "Local Historical Society Award" from the Alabama Historical Association.
The Local Historical Society Award honors a local historical society in Alabama for outstanding achievement in historical preservation and for significant contributions
to a greater appreciation of the history of the community and state.



To obtain the names and contact information for the current Officers & Board of Directors
of the Shelby County Historicl Society, Inc.
please contact the Shelby County Museum & Archives or call (205) 669-3912



PAST PESIDENTS OF THE SHELBY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC.
(1) Kenneth R. Penhale; 1974-1975, 1980, 1983-1988, 1991-1993, 1998-1999 (2) Barbara Baker Roberts; 1976-1977 (3) Miriam Rodgers Fowler; 1978-1979
(4) Tom O. Caldwell, M.D.; 1981-1982 (5) Mary Roach; 1989-1990 During her term in 1990 she had a stroke and First Vice-President Jane Martin served as acting President
(6) Charles A. Butler; 1994-1997 During his term in 1997 he died and his wife, Nancy Butler, who was First Vice-President completed his term
(7) Bobby Joe Seales; 2000-2015 (8) Dr. J. Fred Olive, III; 2016-Current